SIGG bottles manufactured prior to August 2008 have the former water-based epoxy liner which contains trace amounts of BPA.
A Letter From Our CEO August 2009
Dear SIGG Customer,
(STAMFORD CT) – Within the scientific community, the safety of the packaging ingredient bisphenol A (BPA) remains the subject of considerable debate and controversy as evidenced by the FDA meetings on the topic this month. For decades, BPA has been the industry standard for protective coatings – approved by food and health regulators around the world. One year ago, Andrew von Eschenbach, the Commissioner of the FDA, announced that, “The science we have reviewed does not justify recommending that anyone discontinue using products containing BPA.” At that time, SIGG Switzerland, the world leader in premium reusable bottles, had already made the transition into bottles that are BPA free.
Within the reusable bottle water category, polycarbonate plastic bottles (#7) came under scrutiny in early 2008 because they were found to leach BPA. As a result, many consumers turned to metal bottles (aluminum and stainless steel) because these bottles had no issues with BPA migration. Prior to its transition, SIGG utilized a water-based epoxy liner which contained a trace amount of BPA. The bottles were thoroughly and regularly tested in both the USA and Switzerland and all tests revealed absolutely no migration or leaching of BPA or any other substance from the protective inner liner. These tests have been public information on the SIGG website for several years and remain there today.
Despite the fact that these bottles were manufactured well within strict international regulations and posed no health risk, my team and I initiated a project in June 2006 to develop a new liner which would be both BPA free and produced in a more environmentally friendly manner. We recognized early that there were questions surrounding BPA and we wanted to be sure that we had a bottle liner that you, our customers, could have absolute confidence in.
After two years of comprehensive testing and development and a one million dollar investment in new equipment for our Swiss factory, SIGG began producing bottles with our new, next generation “EcoCare” liner in August 2008. Providing the same quality and protection afforded by the previous liner, this new powder-based, co-polyester coating has been thoroughly tested and is certified to be 100% free of BPA, phthalates, BADGE, BFDGE, and NOGE. It is also environmentally friendly as its application generates virtually no waste and utilizes no organic solvents or VOCs. Our new bottle liner is not only a technological advance; it’s a major step forward in SIGG’s journey towards sustainability.
To be clear, all SIGG bottles made since August 2008 contain our new BPA free EcoCare liner. SIGG bottles manufactured prior to August 2008 have the former water-based epoxy liner which contains trace amounts of BPA. These bottles have been thoroughly tested and showed 0% leaching of BPA. It is easy to determine which liner you have, as they are of 2 distinctly different colors. Visit www.MySIGG.com/liner to see photos comparing the two.
The primary reason that I am writing this letter today is because I believe that the BPA conversation has changed dramatically in the last 12 months. Last year, the primary concern was that of BPA leaching from bottles. Since that time the dialogue has evolved such that now some people are concerned about the mere presence of BPA and some states are considering legislation.
I am proud to say that SIGG took action quickly back in 2006 to begin the development of a high performance bottle liner that is BPA free. In addition, we have developed this special section on our website that we will be updating regularly where you can find independent laboratory testing on SIGG and other bottle brands as well as an update on the BPA situation as it continues to develop. We want our current and potential customers to have the facts.
SIGG is a Swiss company that has earned a reputation for quality over the last 100 years. Our success has been a result of ensuring that SIGG customers are always and completely satisfied with our products and our service. If you have further questions or comments please feel free to email me directly at:
CEO, SIGG Switzerland
These bottles have been thoroughly tested and showed 0% leaching of BPA
想必樓上的留言一定是"大偉"的"分身"或"粉絲" 我是建議先看清楚文章的前後全文以及相關討論留言後 再來寫
要有LP一點啦! 東西賣那麼貴,還含有雙酚A 外國都回收負責,國內為何不需要
給大家一個網頁，美國FDA說BPA是安全的，不需要更換BPA free 用品，這怎回事???
我家也有三支, 版主別怕, 是我們消費者要告他吧, 枉顧消費者健康還大言不慚的, 看了就令人討厭. 大家來告他吧.
>不需要更換BPA free 用品，這怎回事???
是信任度問題,而且我們是上禮拜才買的,兩天前才電話詢問說能換, 結果態度很差一直說不給換, 就看到台子上就有一整張紙都是要換的資料, 我覺得既然代理商已經開始換了就不應該又不給換, 甚至如果他們覺得這樣虧到(有一些真的用了很久的瓶子)那就應該全面撤掉舊的不再販賣, 然後宣佈舊瓶子可以多少錢的價差舊瓶換新瓶, 這樣裡子面子都有了, 還能吸引一些顧客回籠,因為她還有一些週邊2的套子或是帶子, 或是如果舊瓶子的蓋子老化了就能建議更換等等. 這樣搞的大家都烏煙瘴氣的, 就算換了瓶子還會再回去跟她買嘛? 我以前是沒用過SIGG的瓶子, 是在歐洲的專櫃有看過, 但這次用了之後覺得一些設計還算不錯,但這樣的處理方式真的不是好的危機處理模式, 既然已經知道國外已經有問題了,不應該抱著矯性的感覺,台灣人很愛上網的@_@, 應該正面的回應, 打著舊瓶換新瓶折價的方式, 也能讓一些人知道SIGG負責的用新的製程研發了新的瓶子, 唉~~
總之我以要求跟樓管談的冒火感覺, 他就很不客氣的跟我說那妳就換, 整個心情很差, 請問一下會買SIGG的應該多少有一定的經濟基礎, 往後SIGG都不要賺這些人的錢了嘛?
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