Who will be affected by AB 1953 and S.152?
All consumers and businesses that purchase or distribute plumbing products in the states of California and Vermont are affected by these two laws.
Which products will be affected by these laws?
All products that are intended to dispense water for human consumption are affected by the new mandates, including kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, bar faucets, lavatory faucets, bubblers, glass fillers, pot fillers, and supply stops. Shower faucets, laundry faucets, service sinks or laboratory sinks and their fittings are not affected. Products that are not compliant with the criteria of the law may not be sold in California or Vermont.
Does this legislation apply to homeowners only?
No. The legislation applies to both residential and commercial plumbing.
How can consumers determine if a product meets the new specifications required under law?
A third-party testing organization will certify products to make sure that they meet the requirements of being lead free and are compliant with the specifications set out by the new laws, and these third-party organizations will be able to provide the documentation that the product is up to code.
What makes AB 1953 different from NSF61, Section 9?
AB 1953 is not a replacement for NSF61, Section 9 – which is a performance standard that is used to measure the amount of lead or other metals that may contaminate water at its point of use. AB 1953 will specifically address the lead content used during the manufacturing process and ensure that products contain no more than 0.25% lead.