The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee
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The Forzani Group Ltd./Le Groupe Forzani Ltee

April 15, 2008 16:33 ET

Forzani Removes Water Bottles Containing Bisphenol-A From Its Shelves

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2008) - The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL):

The media has reported today that Health Canada is poised to render its report regarding Bisphenol-A ("BPA") and the safety of BPA when used in plastic products including water bottles. To date, Health Canada has taken the position that products containing BPA pose no health risk to users. However, early indications as reported in the media regarding the imminent report suggest that Health Canada may, in its report, change its characterization of BPA to a dangerous substance.

Although the official report on BPA from Health Canada is not expected to be released until May, in the interest of customer health and safety, the Company has elected to immediately pull all water bottles containing BPA from its shelves and to replace these products with BPA-free hydration alternatives.

The Company will accept returns of bottles containing BPA purchased at its stores in accordance with its return policy.

The Forzani Group Ltd. is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods, offering a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products, operating stores from coast to coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek, Coast Mountain Sports, Sport Mart, National Sports, Athletes World, Sports Experts, Intersport, Econosports, Atmosphere, Tech Shop, Pegasus, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts and The Fitness Source. As well, the Company retails on-line at www.sportmart.ca and provides a content rich sporting goods information site at www.sportchek.ca.

Contact Information

  • The Forzani Group Ltd.
    Robert Sartor, CA
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 717-1342
    or
    The Forzani Group Ltd.
    Tom Quinn
    President & Chief Operating Officer
    (403) 717-1394
    or
    The Forzani Group Ltd.
    Richard Burnet, CA
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 717-1442
    Website: www.forzanigroup.com