Note...For those not familiar, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is the Canadian equivalent in a lot of ways to REI.

Sporting goods chain drops bisphenol A products
David Akin, CTV News

OTTAWA -- In a move applauded by environmental activists, Mountain Equipment Co-op has become the first retailer in Canada to stop selling some products that contain bisphenol A, a chemical used to make some plastics that has been linked in some studies to increased incidence of cancer and other diseases.

CTV News has learned that the Vancouver-based Co-op started removing some water bottles and food containers that contain bisphenol A (BPA) although the retailer says it may reverse the decision once a Canadian federal government review of the chemical's safety is complete next spring.

Full article here.