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TELL BEST BUY CANADA TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS AND REMOVE TOXIC FLAME RETARDANTS FROM TVS
 


Best Buy is putting customers and families at risk by manufacturing and selling TVs containing toxic organohalogen flame retardants. These chemicals, which pollute indoor air and linger in our homes and environment, are linked to hormone disruption and cancer. 

Flame retardants are often added to household items, like furniture, plastics, and building materials. A major source of our exposure is through electronics including televisions. A study done by the Mind the Store campaign in the U.S. showed that the Insignia Roku LED TV, a popular television model made and sold by Best Buy, contained toxic organohalogen flame retardants.

As the largest electronics retailer in North America, Best Buy has a responsibility to protect customers from toxic flame retardants. Best Buy’s large market share means that they have the ability to switch to safer alternatives, and can set a precedence for other retailers and manufacturers to stop using these harmful chemicals.  

The European Union has recognized the danger of these toxic chemicals, and will ban organohalogen flame retardants in plastic TV casings starting in April 2021.

Movie night at home should not be a source of chemical pollution to you or the environment.

Urge Best Buy Canada to stop selling TVs containing toxic flame retardants immediately.

 

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Mr.
Ron
Wilson
President and Chief Operating Officer, Best Buy Canada

For more than 30 years, Environmental Defence Canada has inspired change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.