With his usual measured and even-handed reporting, Jeremiah at Zrecs has all of the information about how SIGG muddied the waters to benefit from concerns about BPA. While it does seem to be the case that no BPA leaches from the old SIGG linings, they do, in fact, contain BPA:
Whether or not you are comfortable using a bottle that contains but does not leach BPA, for us the real story here is how a company using BPA that would have been absolutely sidelined by consumers seeking BPA-free alternatives managed to make itself a central player by carefully controlling information about its products, challenging consumer advocacy organizations when they made statements that were unproven but that the company knew to be true, and “coming clean” only when it suited its own purposes.
Jeremiah added that “you can call SIGG USA to demand a replacement at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at (203)321-1220.” I did this for the three that I personally purchased with my own money.
SIGG was one of the first companies with which I worked as a product reviewer and we were one of the first blogs to review and promote their bottles. I have recommended them countless times on this blog and to friends and relatives, based upon SIGG’s misleading statements and responses. While I do not doubt that Jeremiah is correct and these bottles are likely safe for use, I, too, am disappointed with the way SIGG has chosen to do business.
There are so many amazing companies making products for parents and children and so we usually try to accentuate the positive. Given my past recommendations of SIGG, however, I feel obligated to share this new information with you. I sincerely hope SIGG will be more transparent in the future.