Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sigg contains BPA afterall

As many of you may have already read, information came out the other day that Sigg bottles have contained BPA.  Much different than what they have said in the past.

There are people out there who say that BPA isn't a problem, and as far as I'm concerned, it's academic in this case.  The bottom line to me is that they were not honest about their product with consumers.

I used to carry a Sigg bottle and even talked with some folks at the company back in February of last year.  But after some research, I decided that i'd be happier with a stainless steel bottle than an aluminum one with the coating.  While Sigg states that they have extensively tested these coatings, my thought has always been "Why take a chance?".

According to the president of the company, Steve Wasik, the bottles in question are pre 2008 and you can figure out if you have one and see a list of FAQ here.  In addition, if you want to email Steve himself, he can be reached at steve.wasik.ceo(at)sigg.com.

Supposedly they are accepting returns of BPA bottles but I can't find any info.  I'll post it up when I do.


Update:  The Sigg Bottle Return Site is http://mysigg.com/bulletin/exchange_program.html. You ahve to get your bottles in by 10/31 and you are required to pay to ship it to them.


Unknown said...


The SIGG exchange website is:


Great site. Keep up the good work.


Gina Thompson said...

This is interesting news.

When I was looking to trade in my Nalgene bottle, I was looking into Sigg. But then I read that they are aluminum, which I stay away from at all costs. So I got a stainless steel from LLBean. Now that this news story has broke, I'm pretty happy with my decision.

Thanks for posting this.

~ Gina