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SIGG Bottles Found to Contain BPA

by Sheri Reed on August 26, 2009 at 7:00 AM

SIGG bottles, BPA

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Jeremiah of ZRecommends recently reported the bad news about SIGG bottles. It seems the "Swiss sports and children's bottle maker SIGG has admitted what many consumer advocates have suspected for years, but never proven: That the epoxy lining used for years in SIGG bottles — which they secretly swapped out for a new liner last summer — contained the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A" (also known as BPA).

Great...And mothers across the nation have been forking out oodles of cash for these aluminum water bottles for their families because they believed them to be über-safe.

Based on Jeremiah's findings, it sounds like no BPA leaches from the old SIGG linings; however, the linings do CONTAIN BPA. So take that information as you will. I'm more fired up that SIGG seemingly took advantage of a market "on edge" about the risks of BPA and made tons of money off our fear. SIGG bottles are not cheap either.

You can read more about this SIGG cover-up story over on ZRecommends, and you can also find out:

  • How to figure out if your SIGG bottle is affected (mostly those purchased before August 2008), and
  • How to demand a replacement from SIGG USA (email liners@mysigg.com or call them at (203) 321-1220).

Have you bought SIGG bottles for your family? What do you think of this news? Will you purchase SIGG products going forward?

Filed Under: going green, newsworthy

Comments

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  • laura...
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    lauraslefthook

    August 26, 2009 at 9:40 AM

    I had thought about it but ended up buying thermos instead even though it had plastic straws for my kids.  I would still like something like that for myself, but unsure what brand I will end up with now.


  • 3are_...
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    3are_a_blessing

    August 26, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    I just bought a stainless steel bottle (no lining) for my daughter's lunch box.  $2.99 at Walgreens.


  • RanaA...
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    RanaAurora

    August 27, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    I've never even heard of SIGG.


  • Peajewel
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    Peajewel

    August 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    I just got one from a secret pal on Cafemom.  I think mine is the one that is okay.  They are great, they keep your water very cold. 


  • MomIWant
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    MomIWant

    August 28, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    OMGosh I just purchased several of these for friends - I have them all looking now to be sure they are safe. This could definitely put a new spin on a giving to your friends - LOL


  • vetchick
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    vetchick

    August 28, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    thanks for the link. we have 4 bottles that are over a year old. I did so much research to find somethign BPA free. I am dissapointed


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