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A Chip Off the Old SIGG bottle.

8 Sep

Sigg & BPA

Originally uploaded by CleverIndie

SIGG was a company many of us trusted. We were led to believe that we were making healthier choices for our families by choosing SIGG’s water bottles. Many of us recommended their products to friends and family, hoping to spread the healthy message of avoiding BPA.

I don’t feel like we drank the kool-aid. I feel like someone slipped something in our drink, in this case it’s in our water.

They claim the amounts of BPA are not able to leach into the water.

Here is Alex’s bottle. See the chips and the damage to the threads? That’s through regular wear and washing-since June 2008. The bottle is always used with a plastic SIGG “sport” top. Our other bottles don’t look like this, thankfully. Even if the BPA in these bottles really doesn’t leach in water, what about the folks that use their bottles for more acidic beverages? How does their supposed non-leaching liner behave then?

And what about when that lining chips off while the thoughtful Mama, trying to do the best for her kid, screws on the top and that little bit of lining enters his mouth, and travels into his stomach?

Does the BPA leach in the digestive system?

What does that BPA do to growth and development in that kid?

I’m curious.
I’m frustrated. I’m disappointed. I’m angry.

I’m exhausted.

Not over the bottles. Or, not completely over the bottles. I guess we have to assume that if damage was done, it has already been done.  But don’t take that as me being passive because if anyone contributes to the challenges Alex faces in this world I cannot let it just float into the wind as just a hard lesson learned in the trenches.

So what to do? Right now I’m sitting here looking at 5 bottles and wondering what to do.

Will people ever trust SIGG and their new eco-liner? The company is offering a voluntary bottle exchange- send in your old bottles and they will email you a code to cover the cost of a replacement with the new liner, from their webstore, but that is little consolation to those of us who put our health, the health of our families, our cash, and our reputations on the line.

But do we trust the new liner? Will we ever trust Sigg again?

And when will the FDA catch up with Canada regarding banning BPA?

And what will this stuff do to my kid, who probably has ingested a chunk of it. Or what has it done already?

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WiiFit???? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

27 Jul

Ok. It broke.

That’s right. Our WiiFit is kaput.

It happened over a week ago.

Nintendo did provide stellar advice and service over the phone (from what I heard on this end…I had hubby make the call as I was busy with other things)….

They emailed us a fedex gound label and we sent the WiiFit balance board back, along with a busted (for no apparent reason) “Endless Ocean” disk (kiddo loves Endless Ocean and the disk read error was making him and through mere proximity, us, nutty)…

Hubby took the package to FedEx and now we wait…

So what happened?  Well, it was gradual, over around a dozen uses…I noticed that when doing the step program my right foot steps would very occasionally just not register…So occasionally that I just switched batteries and promptly forgot about it… But then I got into the advance rhythmic boxing and the right foot thing started happening more frequently… At some point I popped in the brand new rechargeable WiiFit battery pack which was advertised as a bundle offer on Amazon.com… No difference.  Finally it stopped registering on the right side at all… Baldguy ran the diagnostics and sure enough, the right front/upper side was not registering…

Anyway. So now we wait… I miss our WiiFit so much!  I was using it at least every other day and feeling the benefits (unfortunately this breakdown happened, in full, on the day I was coming back to my workouts from my week where I could barely move because of my spine issues)…

One thing the Nintendo rep did say on the phone- apparently Nintendo is not aware of any official, licensed battery packs for the WiiFit and even though the manufacurer of our pack does manufacture other licensed Nintendo Wii products the battery is not one of them and will void the warranty… They are apparently letting us sneak by at this time as the issue is not power related, but YMMV…

I’ll keep you updated… Off to investigate peculiar noise that is disturbing boy…

Later gators,

B

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