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SIGG bottles contained BPA

post #1 of 201
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I just found out that SIGG bottles DID have BPA in the liner.
Some SIGG bottles in stores may still have the BPA liner so make sure you are buying the newer ones (if you continue to buy their bottles).

I'm not sure if I can post a link here but you can either check out their own site or pm me for link to another site with an article about it.
post #2 of 201
i can't believe it. just when you think that you are doing the right thing. i wish that these companies would be honest from the very beginning. just think of how many of these bottles are out there. WFM and REI sell tons of these. in fact, we each have one in our household.

ahhhh!!!!!!!!:

i just found this http://mysigg.com/liner/

all of ours have the old liner. :
post #3 of 201
I am SHOCKED not to see more MDC mamas posting about this. There were a gazillion Sigg/BPA/KK threads when all the BPA stuff hit the fan.

And I am SO MAD that I spent $100+ last year to replace all of our water bottles and sippies with Siggs.

::::: (one little irked person for each Sigg drinkin' member of my family!)
Leeann
post #4 of 201
::: (that's for the three bottles I have to now trash).

What a WASTE!
post #5 of 201
I've always been suspicious of that "enamel" lining. It was impossible to tell what it was made of by looking on their website. We opted for stainless bottles, but be aware that the inside of them can be coated too.
post #6 of 201
You can email them at liner@sigg.com for a replacement. I'm planning on donating the three replacements we get. I refuse to use anything by a company I can't trust.

eta: i was also surprised there isn't a bigger thread about this. Personally, I'm boiling mad!
post #7 of 201
Ugh. That really irks me. I thought we'd done the right thing in buying Siggs for DD and that we'd avoided the whole BPA issue. Now it turns out that she's been sucking on it for several years. :

We can't really afford to replace them right away either. I assume the Siggs are still safer than a standard plastic sports bottle, so we'll have to use what we have and replace them as we go along.

How irritating!
post #8 of 201
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Originally Posted by mimid View Post
You can email them at liner@sigg.com for a replacement. I'm planning on donating the three replacements we get. I refuse to use anything by a company I can't trust.
Can you give me some more info on that? I'd love to have ours replaced. We have six of them.
post #9 of 201
Wow. DH was right. I'm glad I listened to him.
post #10 of 201
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Originally Posted by henny penny View Post
We opted for stainless bottles, but be aware that the inside of them can be coated too.
How can you tell? The ones we have don't appear to have any coating -- how can I be sure?
post #11 of 201
I would love more info on replacement as well.

Thank you!
post #12 of 201
Holy batman! Those things are darned expensive! Well, I've got a bunch to replace, too. :
post #13 of 201
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Originally Posted by mama2mygirl View Post
Wow. DH was right. I'm glad I listened to him.
How did he know?
post #14 of 201
I just found this article on Tree Hugger and then this follow up article.

The bad thing is that the old SIGG bottles had BPA in there liner. The good thing is that there was no detectable amounts of BPA leached in water. I am still going to get mine replaced but I am not too worried that I have bee drinking BPA.
post #15 of 201
sigh....another frustrated Sigg owner here

I'm seriously considering just carrying around a glass jar of water with me everywhere I go now. I already use jars as glasses around the house- why not just screw on a lid and take it to go?
post #16 of 201
This makes me so mad. I bought ours (with the old liners) last Aug, and it was so hard to find them that I had to go to a bunch of stores. I thought I was doing the best by my family and the word was that sigg was so popular because of the BPA stories in the news that they couldn't keep up with demand. Not so. I guess they were working so hard to manuf. their new lined bottles, but had no problem with me buying the old kind. Nice.
post #17 of 201
The email to Sigg is not loger being used..."email rejected by recipient" Off to buy a bunch more Klean Kanteens!
post #18 of 201
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Originally Posted by henny penny View Post
I've always been suspicious of that "enamel" lining. It was impossible to tell what it was made of by looking on their website. We opted for stainless bottles, but be aware that the inside of them can be coated too.
: I know everywhere said it was safe, but I kept thinking I might as well go with "less" stuff ya know?
post #19 of 201
Geez this makes me want to cry. I spent HOURS and HOURS reading about water bottles and liners.

I felt comforted by their reputation and words about their "Special safe liner".

They lied, they hid it and pretended it was special and didn't want anyone copying it, but the truth is they used the same cheap stuff everyone else did and trumped it into something it never was.

I feel really angry.

The damned things are so overpriced, and to find out you aren't even "buying" a measure of safety. Just so unbelievable.
post #20 of 201
Yeah I read the link too, and I'm stuck with 4 bottles I bought in 2006. I treated them like gold so they're nearly new looking.

They're also being sold this week at a local chain store at a deep discount too. I was going to pick another couple up but I'm glad I didn't.

Dh is saying that there will probably be a class lawsuit in the works. I think I might hold onto my bottles just incase SIGG does the right thing and offers a refund.

Meanwhile I'm off to hunt out some jelly jars with handles to use as my take out water container....sigh..
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