SIGG has been a popular company that has received large amounts of media exposure for their eco-friendly reusable water bottles. Many people have questioned the liner in the SIGG bottles; though the company would not disclose the confidential content in their liner, they assured consumers there was NO trace of Bisphenol-A (BPA).
Well … now after much speculation, SIGG has announced their liners manufactured prior to August 2008 DID have trace amount of Bisphenol-A. So after all the deception, SIGG is trying to make their big wrong a little more right. As a result of this new disclosure, the company now through October 31, 2009 is offering customers an exchange program. Customers with water bottles that have the old lining can return their bottles to the company for recycling and a coupon for a new bottle. Customers will have to pay to have their old bottles shipped back to SIGG.
Why do people care about BPA? According to many studies by the Environmental Working Group and this statement by www.environmentcalifornia.org “Bisphenol-A can alter the expression of several hundred genes with effects varying among specific tissues and also depending upon the timing of exposure. More than 130 studies suggest that BPA exposure at very low doses is linked to a staggering number of health problems, including prostate and breast cancer, obesity, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, brain damage, altered immune system, lowered sperm counts, and early puberty.”
The old lining in the SIGG water bottles are easy to detect – it has a copper/golden color on the inside of the bottle. SIGG’s new lining after August 2008 is safe; again that is what they say.