Yep. You read it correctly. Just when you thought you were doing the right thing by buying reusable aluminum bottles to avoid BPA in plastic bottles, now the story hits the news about Sigg bottles having liners with trace amounts of BPA.
Well, according to the letter from the CEO of Sigg, Steve Wasik, these old aluminum Sigg bottles that were manufactured before 2008 were lined with epoxy material that contained trace amount of BPA, a chemical was deemed safe by the FDA. So if you have a bottle that was made prior to 2008, the chances are you have a Sigg bottle with BPA lining in it.
How can you tell? The bottle is lined with a gold color lining like the bottle you see on the right.
But don’t panic. Just send the bottle back to Sigg and they will replace it with a new one. You have to pay to ship it back to them but they’ll ship the new one back to you for free. Contact [email protected] and they will tell you what to do. If you want to send your two cents to the CEO, his e-mail address is [email protected].
FYI – I always buy stainless steel bottles or bowls because aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s and other health related problems. Another reason why I don’t buy canned foods. Stay away from aluminum if you can.
Just my two cents.