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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.

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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. :

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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.

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::: (that's for the three bottles I have to now trash).

What a WASTE!

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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.
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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!

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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!

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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.

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Wow. DH was right. I'm glad I listened to him.

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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?
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I would love more info on replacement as well.

Thank you!

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Holy batman! Those things are darned expensive! Well, I've got a bunch to replace, too. :

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Wow. DH was right. I'm glad I listened to him.
How did he know?
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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.

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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?

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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.

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The email to Sigg is not loger being used..."email rejected by recipient" Off to buy a bunch more Klean Kanteens!

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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?

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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.
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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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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!

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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?

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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!

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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.
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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.
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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. :

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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.

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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.

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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" ----> .

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