Just over a week ago, I found out that SIGG water bottles are lined with BPA (at least the older ones are, which were mostly what we had). I thought about sending my older ones back to BPA and requesting gift certificates for new ones, which I heard SIGG was doing, but I honestly was so upset by the whole thing that I’d rather not have SIGG bottles in my home anymore. I realize that having SIGG replace my BPA-lined bottles is one way of holding the company accountable and letting them know how important this issue is to their consumers. But I just decided to take my dollars elsewhere–to a company that discloses all.
My kids are now drinking out of Innate water bottles. The bottles specifically say on the label that they contain no BPA or phthalates. Plus they’re made of stainless steel, not alluminum like SIGG, so I actually believe them (I really should have put two and two together–alluminum cans are lined with BPA to prevent flouridated water in the cans from destroying them. So I should have been more cautious about using an alluminum water bottle that would presumably be suceptible to same degredation as cans… unless lined with something like BPA). The new water bottle container is 18/8 stainless steel, while the top is food grade #5 polypropylene (one of the safest plastics.) The opening is also large, so I can really clean out the bottle and dry it quicker. And the icing on the cake is that they are only $11.50 each compared to the $17.95 plus shipping I paid for SIGG. I purchased mine at REI.