Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Klean Kanteen Water Bottles - Extraordinary Quality Control

In a recent post (, I mentioned Klean Kanteen Water Bottles as my choice for the title of . . .
Best Water Bottles (ever). That's their logo below.
Klean Kanteen water bottles
These stainless steel water bottles are resusable, inexpensive, and will save you tons of money if you use them instead of unhealthy plastic bottles that pollute the environment.

Since then, I ran across a statement saying that stainless steel bottles made in China could be lead tainted. I decided to investigate.

So I emailed Klean Kanteen and asked about this concern. Their response was timely and comprehensive. Here's the highlights of the response.
Laboratory tests conducted by Klean Kanteen to date cover U.S. regulatory-based standards, including the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for lead and phthalates, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for materials that come into contact with food and beverage, and California Proposition 65 evaluation for carcinogenic chemical compounds or reproductive toxins. In addition, tests are regularly tested to ensure absence of bisphenol-a (BPA) in polypropylene and silicone of our caps, and periodic elemental analysis of bottles to confirm the metals composition of Klean Kanteen bottles.

In 2010, the testing program was expanded to include even stricter standards from Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and the European Union (EU). Results of all tests to date have met the applicable regulatory standards and we are very pleased with the results.

Bottom line - the company's quality control is extraordinary.

I will continue to research this issue and I am impressed that the company addressed the issue head on. Thank you Klean Kanteen for making a product that meets consumer needs.

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