This is a follow up post about the situation that has unfolded as a result of the high levels of lead I found (using XRF testing) in a newly purchased/ newly manufactured sippy cup (manufactured as intended to be used for infants and young children) made by Green Sprouts. To see all the related posts on my blog click here.
My friend Carissa with CreativeGreenLiving.com got basically the same letter I got on Saturday (a cease and desist letter from Green Sprouts’ parent company (iPlay’s) attorneys.) I think they think they can intimidate us, but they don’t know the network of supportive mamas we have all over the world!
Below is a list of recent related posts about the issue (in date order) including our posts with the letters we each received via FedEx this past Saturday.
- Here’s a post from my friends at The Soft Landing (Feb 27, 2017)
- Here’s Dr. Joseph Mercola’s post (Feb 27, 2017)
- Here’s Carissa’s post with the letter she received from Green Sprouts’ attorneys. (Feb 26, 2017)
- Here’s my post with the letter that I received from Green Sprouts’ attorneys (my posts on the subject so far have been very brief because I have had a very very very busy month helping families!) (Feb 26, 2017)
- Here’s the TV News coverage from KPIX, San Francisco (CBS). (Feb 11, 2017)
- Here’s my original post with the testing I did on the Green Sprouts sippy cup. (Feb 10, 2017)
- Here’s Natural Baby Mama’s original post about the sippy cup. (Feb 2, 2017)
- More posts to be linked here shortly… but I am about to take off on an airplane right now so need to stop writing!
The product image here is of the sippy cup in question. The second to last component is the glass insert that has measurement writings down the side. It is the paint on the measurement writing that tested positive for lead using an XRF instrument. To learn more about XRF Testing click here
Carissa’s post got the following comment today (see the text image below) and I just loved it so I wanted to share it with my readers too. Thanks for reading everyone!
I really think the fundamental problem with this whole situation is not with Green Sprouts or iPlay or the sippy cup itself, but with the attorneys for iPlay.
My solution is that we should start a petition asking iPlay to fire their attorneys.
The company had started to do the right thing and then the attorneys got involved and they really F’d things up (more on my history with those attorneys shortly!)
If only iPlay had followed their plan, taken responsibility and issued a recall – they would have looked like heroes instead of assholes.
And… as always if you are able to support my GoFundMe campaign right now (primarily to help me cover attorney fees and other expenses incurred as a result of my advocacy work!) Here’s that link! Even $5 makes a difference, I currently need to cover $6,100 in attorney fees. Thank you.