Recall

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You’ve seen the colorful aluminum bottles everyone is drinking out of.  Actually, you probably own one yourself, even though we’re not supposed to drink out of them at school. 

SIGG water bottles have recently been known as the safe alternative to plastic water bottles,which are bad for the environment and known to leach chemicals into your water.  They’re perfect for all of the green activists at STA.

However, SIGG recently released a statement about its eco-friendly bottles, confessing to a major design flaw: The resin liner inside each bottle contains bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone disruptor and chemical that is often tied to cancer.

According to SIGG, water bottles purchased after Aug. 2008 have a BPA-free EcoCare liner.  But, if you started the trend among your friends and bought yours sometime before that, I suggest investing in a new one.

I know, 20 bucks bites the dust.

But this leads me to another point: April 14, Rutgers’ Food Policy Institute released a study showing that many Americans fail to check their homes for recalled food products. Only about 60 percent of the studied sample reported ever having looked for recalled food in their homes and only 10 percent said they had ever found a recalled food product.  (The study was based on a survey of 1,101 Americans interviewed by telephone from Aug. 4 to Sept. 24, 2008.)

Check for recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts here and start checking your pantries, people!