We were sent two Sigg water bottles to review. These bottles have beautiful and cute designs respectively, yet I can’t help but feel paranoid about the lining in the bottles and distrust for the company.
Sigg has been a brand many people gravitated towards for reusable metal water bottles because they are made in Switzerland rather than China. This manufacturing origin does appeal to me as well, yet the company’s previous deceit over BPA in their lining is a cause for concern.
In 2007, the president of Sigg USA wrote in response to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Organic Consumers Association‘s (OCA) claim the bottles contained BPA (both groups retracted their statements):
As you may know, the BPA issues surrounding Lexan plastic bottles (polycarbonate #7) involve the migration of chemicals from the plastic into the contents of the bottles. On the other hand, SIGG bottles have been thoroughly tested in Europe to ensure 0% leaching of any substance – no trace of BPA, BPB or any phthalates.