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post #21 of 201
wow...I remember reading about their "special" coating - they knew we were all concerned about bpa, plastics, aluminum and linings - and now this comes out??

I'm glad I went with the stainless steel foogos (the aluminum and special coating made me nervous about siggs and they were harder to find here, so stainless it was).

I'm sorry for you mamas and your old siggs. Shame on them!
post #22 of 201
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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?
there is not much money to be made in that common sense venture!

of course you could just use a glass jar! our drinking glasses are canning jars and we use them as tupperware for leftovers, lunch at work, salad dressing, salsa, etc...

why bother spending tons of money on any water bottles if you might as well just use glass jars?
post #23 of 201
I must admit when SIGG and KleanKanteen first became "popular" among the green crowds, I opted for the KK because I didn't trust a company who wouldn't say what was in their liner. I remember they didn't list the ingredients, and it always seemed suspicious to me. Like what are you hiding? So, I went with KK - just stainless steel seemed good, though I had to compromise my "don't buy from China" rule for them.

I'm totally paranoid about stuff like that, though. I have to have full disclosure or I don't buy. I'm sorry to see that SIGG put BPA in their liners. This is something they absolutely should have disclosed!
post #24 of 201
Oh.my.god. I find this really sickening to learn. I too researched this and decided to get the siggs rather than plastic. We have 4 of them.

What is really making me mad is that I pumped for my first child and used the "best" bottle at the time, Avent. Full of BPA. Now I have been trying really hard to avoid exposing him to more of it, and I find out he's been drinking it pretty much every day of his life.

I hope there is a class action suit and I will be in it. No receipts anymore, but I do have my bottles.
post #25 of 201
lovely
post #26 of 201
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Originally Posted by greenmansions View Post
I hope there is a class action suit and I will be in it.
Me, too. We switched to KK about 2 years ago because of mold issues with the Siggs, but it's reprehensible for Sigg to have been hiding lies behind their "trademarked secret lining." I'm also curious why they bothered to reveal it in the first place. Someone must have figured it out or I doubt they'd have ever revealed it.
post #27 of 201
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Originally Posted by greenmansions View Post
Oh.my.god. I find this really sickening to learn. I too researched this and decided to get the siggs rather than plastic. We have 4 of them.

What is really making me mad is that I pumped for my first child and used the "best" bottle at the time, Avent. Full of BPA. Now I have been trying really hard to avoid exposing him to more of it, and I find out he's been drinking it pretty much every day of his life.

I hope there is a class action suit and I will be in it. No receipts anymore, but I do have my bottles.

I just wanted to say I too did that with my first (our son) bought the whole Advent line, pump bottles the whole bit, I even bought the adapters to attach to the Medela pump so I could pump right into the Advent bottles (because that was better than pumping into the Medela bottles , then yeah a sigg bottle for him. :
post #28 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.

eta: i was also surprised there isn't a bigger thread about this. Personally, I'm boiling mad!
LOL, what companies do you feel you can trust? i'm not trying to be snarky, but i don't think "trust" is something you can really have confidence in regarding any company who's objective it is to make money. it's just the way capitalism works.
post #29 of 201
So glad this was posted! Darn, it's sad b/c DH and I both have KK and DD uses her Sigg all day every day. Ugh.
post #30 of 201
I knew it! To the person who rolled their eyes at me and implied I was nuts for not trusting the liner because Sigg refused to say exactly what was in it or that it was "BPA free" ----> .
post #31 of 201
I too was innately distrustful of that liner, and the fact they wouldn't say exactly what was in it, and opted for the KK instead. I'm glad I did!

It's like Nalgene all over again - people toting around something they think is healthy, and finding out just the opposite. Shame on Sigg.
post #32 of 201
When I bought mine a few years ago, I didn't feel entirely comfortable with the liner.
The lady in the store said that she prefered Sigg to KK.
I boight one of each.
A pretty Sigg for my DD and a KK for my DS.
I just went back a few weeks ago and bought my DD a KK as well because of what looked like mildew growing in the bottom of her Sigg.
One of those I guess that I should have gone with my gut.:
I wonder if there is any where to return from Canada?
post #33 of 201
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Originally Posted by Chimpmandee View Post
I too was innately distrustful of that liner, and the fact they wouldn't say exactly what was in it, and opted for the KK instead. I'm glad I did!

It's like Nalgene all over again - people toting around something they think is healthy, and finding out just the opposite. Shame on Sigg.
actually it looks like (if you read their website) they have been working since 2006 to develop a BPA free liner.

i'm going to return ours, i love my sigg bottle, but we never ever put anything in it other than cold water.
post #34 of 201
While they weren't honest about whether the liner did or did not contain BPA at least third party testing shows that the bottles don't leach the BPA.

At this point in the game, that's all I care about.

And luckily, two of our three SIGGs have the new liner.
post #35 of 201
Ugh, so sad about this.
post #36 of 201
For those of you looking for "cool" glass water bottles, check this site out: http://www.lovebottle.net/
post #37 of 201
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Originally Posted by SparklingGemini View Post
While they weren't honest about whether the liner did or did not contain BPA at least third party testing shows that the bottles don't leach the BPA.

At this point in the game, that's all I care about.

And luckily, two of our three SIGGs have the new liner.

The bottles don't leach BPA at the parts per billion level. However, there is growing evidence that BPA works its nasty magic at the parts per trillion level, which SIGG either did not test at, or did test and it showed up so they opted to stick to just showing ppb in their chart - we don't know which.

Sadly, I used to work for a major maker of personal care products and I know how the disclosure of information choices are made. It's pretty much do whatever you have to do not to lose market share, as long as it's legal. There is no law requiring companies to disclose BPA levels, so SIGG is well within legal by not testing and/or showing data for it at parts per trillion.
post #38 of 201
I am so glad I opted for KK for the kids, DH and I have been drinking from Siggs with the PBA liner though. So- what do we do, just hold on to them hoping that they offer refunds?

I had been wanting to buy KKs for dh and I anyway, so I can fit ice cubes in them, I guess now I have good reason.
post #39 of 201
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We actually switched from SIGG a few years ago, but I still feel decieved. I've purchased many as toddler gifts and that company will certainly never see another penny of mine.
post #40 of 201
I went with the Klean Kanteen because I had heard the Sigg's were harder to clean and you couldn't put them in the dishwasher. So it sounds like my lazy cleaning habits were good for once.

I'm hesitant to get glass bottles. I have dropped my KK countless times. I don't think glass and I would mix too well.
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