Trade your aluminum BPA bottle for a CamelBak stainless steel

8:32 p.m. on September 3, 2009 (EDT)
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Now that Cash for Clunkers has come to an end, CamelBak is offering a way to replace more of America’s old metal. CamelBak Ins...
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11:38 a.m. on September 4, 2009 (EDT)
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In the picture on the page it shows two bottles. But I do not understand the picture, the threads on the two bottles look like they are on the outside of the bottle not inside the lip. Is it just an optical illusion? I have two Sigg bottls I bought in either 2007 or 2008 I dont remember, just after the BPA scare about the Nalgene bottles.

Will Camelbak send me just one new bottle or two if I send them a picture of both?

1:08 p.m. on September 4, 2009 (EDT)
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Hi Gary, Check out the image here:

It's of two bisected Sigg bottles, showing the entire inside of the bottles. The dull yellow interior lining on the left is the new non-BPA liner. The shiny copper interior is the old liner with BPA.

If you bought your Sigg bottles before August 2008, they have BPA. If you bought them after August 2008 and the inside is the dull yellow color, they're BPA-free.

As for CamelBak's offer, here are the terms and conditions:

They're limiting it to one bottle per person, and the first 500 entrants.

11:16 a.m. on September 5, 2009 (EDT)
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I took pictures of my bottles and sent off the request to the email given at Camelbaks site with the answered question. Mine have the shiny copper linings.

2:55 p.m. on September 5, 2009 (EDT)
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I've read articles claiming many BPA testing results have been unable to show any dangerous levels of leaching. That the original findings were not even derived from water bottles, but from detergent used to wash the cages of lab animals. Would'nt chance it with children or expectant mothers, but I personally suspect marketing is helping drive the concerns for BPA to further profits as much as for public safety.

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