By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

It seems that a conscious parent can try their best to keep their children unexposed from toxic additives, such as BPA, but the alarming facts are that we keep hearing about these toxins creeping into vessels we are being lead to believe are safe.

We both were big fans of SIGG bottles and thought they were a safe alternative to harmful plastics in baby bottles and sippy cups.  This news brings more disappointment to us.

Which SIGG Bottle is 100% BPA and Phthalate Free?

According to SIGG, former and new bottles contain following liners:

Former SIGG Liner (prior August 08)

  • Shiny copper bronze finish
  • Proprietary water-based epoxy liner thoroughly tested and showed absolutely no leaching of BPA
  • Found in SIGG bottles manufactured prior to August 2008

New SIGG EcoCare Liner

  • Dull pale yellow coating
  • Special powder-based co-polyester liner certified to be 100% BPA and Phthalate Free
  • Utilized in the manufacturing of SIGG bottles since August 2008

A letter from SIGG CEO Steve Wasik about BPA in SIGG bottles

Dear SIGG Customer,

(STAMFORD CT) – Last month, I wrote a letter to try and provide you with as much factual and historical information as I could in regards to the evolution of the SIGG bottle liner. I also suggested that people could email me if they had any questions and comments.

After reading and responding to hundreds of emails and viewing nearly as many blog & Twitter posts, I realize that my first letter may have missed the mark. What I should have said simply and loudly to all of our loyal SIGG fans is: I am sorry that we did not make our communications on the original SIGG liner more clear from the very beginning.

I have learned much over the past 2 weeks. I learned that many of you purchased SIGG bottles – not just because they were free from leaching and safe – but because you believed that SIGGs contained no BPA. I learned that, although SIGG never marketed the former liner as “BPA Free” we should have done a better job of both clearly communicating about our liner as well as policing others who may have misunderstood the SIGG message.

For over 100 years, SIGG has earned a reputation for quality products and service – and we do not take that for granted. From the day we made our announcement last month, we made a commitment consistent with SIGG values that we would offer anyone who is concerned about BPA an opportunity to swap their old SIGGs for new SIGGs with the new EcoCare liner. Today, I am announcing that this voluntary Exchange Program will be in place until October 31, 2009 to ensure that our customers have ample time to send their former liner bottles back to us should they choose to do so.

Once again, I truly apologize for the lack of clarity in our previous communications. All of us at SIGG hope that we will have an opportunity to regain your confidence and trust.

Sincerely,

Steve Wasik
CEO, SIGG Switzerland

Exchange Your SIGG Bottle

SIGG is offering a voluntary exchange program. Bottles containing the former liner can be exchanged for SIGG bottles utilizing the BPA-free EcoCare liner.