February 9, 2023 — Tuesday
Interesting Bindle Bottle Timeline…
I cannot guess WHY things happened the way they happened today (in the order they happened) — because there are several other factors at play, but for fun, for Lead Safe Mama readership’s “amusement,” here’s the order in which these things happened:
- The first screenshot below was taken at 2:53 p.m. today (2/9/2023). In this screenshot, you can see the top menu bar for the Bindle Bottle.dot.com website: Drinkware, Puppy Packs, Backpacks, and Accessories.
- Second image below: I filed the CPSC violation report about the Bindle Bottles at 8:00 p.m. PST today (2/9/2023).
- In the third image below: at 8:38 p.m. I e-mailed Bindle Bottle to let them know I filed the CPSC violation report; I also published that e-mail on Instagram a few minutes later.
- At 9:49 p.m. my friend texted me asking if I had seen the new “Consumer Safety” page now up on Bindle Bottles website — linked in an orange bar at the top of their site and first in their updated menu now (before DRINKWARE, which was previously the first tab in their menu)! Screenshot number four below was taken on this site’s page at 10:06 p.m.
So … sometime between 2:53 p.m. and 9:49 p.m. today (2/9/2023) they updated their website and added a prominent (albeit very misguided) statement about “Consumer Safety!”
Thank you to everyone in the Lead Safe Mama community who helped make this happen — baby steps are better than no steps! But still, please do understand that Bindle Bottle’s actual statement (seen below) is incredibly dismissive and insufficient while clearly indicating they are not at all educated about the scope of concern — given the amount of Lead found in their products.
Given their aggressive marketing of the product for use with food (in the storage compartment at the bottom) nothing short of a highly public comprehensive recall would be appropriate. They also specifically attempt to diminish the concern by referring to the solid blob of concentrated Lead as “a small dot” of Lead and saying “while we believe the small area of lead poses negligible risk” (an astonishingly ignorant “CYA” statement if ever there was one) — clearly indicating they have ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE how incredibly dangerous Lead is, nor how incredibly small an amount of this notoriously toxic metal it takes to poison a human being.11 p.m. — sorry to be so short, but wanted to post this tonight and have to get some sleep. Night all!