Oh Sigg. Really? We’ve been backing you for years, promoting your bottles, even your liner. You said it was non-toxic, and we believed you. In fact, back in 2006, I wrote this about the Sigg bottle, “said to have gone under extensive testing to prove that it does not contain toxins”.
Well, back in August 2009, the CEO of Sigg dropped the bomb,
Prior to its transition, SIGG utilized a water-based epoxy liner which contained a trace amount of BPA.
(CEO continues thinking…) “Uh, and we knew about it. Since, for, like, ever.”
The story has been an ever evolving one, but for now, ends like this: if you have a Sigg bottle from 2008 or prior, bring it into a Sigg retailer (Whole Foods is one), and you can trade it in for a new one which is said to be BPA free.
The best (or most fun, at least) coverage I’ve seen on this water bottle scandal is on Ecorazzi, a site which I (Rebecca Carter) co-founded, so I could be biased: