Sipping Scandal

Credit: ILoveVerdi

Credit: ILoveVerdi

It wasn’t too long ago that BPA in water bottles was the new health scare. Used to make plastics, bisphenol A has been linked to a number of health concerns, from cancer to obesity to reproductive dysfunction. Scary stuff, no doubt. So everyone chucked their plastic squirt bottles into the rubbish bin and traded them in for new models. And the cool trend was the SIGG, made of aluminum.

Of course, it has come to light that while the company claimed its bottles didn’t leach BPA into the water within, it’s in hot (BPA-laden?) water with consumers for not disclosing that the bottles’ inside lining did in fact contain BPA, according to Time magazine. The company now has 100 percent BPA-free bottles, but if you have concerns, check the inside of your SIGG. If it’s copper-colored, it’s the old BPA liner. If it’s yellow, you’re golden.

Water bottle check-up.


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  1. luv & kiwi says:

    well that’s just lovely lol…i’m golden though! woo hoo!

  2. Thanks for the heads up. I recently bought an aluminum Klean Kanteen. I’m hoping this brand is 100% BPA free!


  3. Debbie says:

    I was a bit miffed when I had to pay to ship off my 7 old SIGG bottles to them for replacement but I have new ones now, including a few Hello Kitty styles and the new wide-mouth bottles, so I’m a happy camper.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I didn’t find out about this “voluntary exchange” program until after it was over on 10/31. I’m not happy with Sigg–I bought from sigg’s online retailer so they had my email as a way to contact me, and my purchases were definitely not the “green” line. I’ve emailed them and haven’t gotten *any* kind of response. So now I’m stuck with five bottles that I’m not comfortable with my daughter or I drinking from. Thanks a lot, Sigg. You’ve lost me as a customer.