On May 13, 2009, the Chicago City Council enacted the BPA-Free Kids Ordinance. The ordinance restricts the sale of any container designed to be filled with food or liquid to be used for a child under the age of three that contains Bisphenol A. The ordinance goes into effect on January 31, 2010.
Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is a chemical that is produced in large quantites used primarily in the production of certain types of plastics.
Selling bottles, cups, sippy cups, or any other container designed to be filled with food or liquid, intended for a child under the age of three, that contains BPA, in the City of Chicago. In addition, selling these items will require a label indicating
that the item is free of BPA.
The ordinance goes into effect on January 31, 2010.
Businesses found selling products containing BPA face Administative Hearing citations, violations and or fines.
1st offense $100-$300
2nd offense $300-$500
Click to file a complaint online or call 311.