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The federal legislation (S. 3874) that amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to reduce lead in drinking water becomes effective on January 4, 2014. The law requires that the weighted average lead content with respect to wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures used to convey water for human consumption cannot exceed 0.25%. All American Standard products have been compliant with the upcoming federal law since 2010, and most have been compliant since 2009, because the federal law mirrors the California lead laws that went into effect in 2010.

The following is some helpful information to answer any questions regarding American Standard faucets and the upcoming federal lead law.

· All American Standard residential lavatory faucets have been compliant since 2009

· All American Standard residential kitchen faucets have been compliant since 2009

· All commercial faucets affected by the law have been compliant since 2010

· All faucets referenced above have been 3rd party certified as compliant with this law by NSF International and the link to the certification record can be found below

Since 2009, all American Standard faucets complaint with the Lead Free laws have been marked with light green labels (as compared to white). The labels also include the statement “Compliant with ≤ 0.25% weighted average lead content regulations”. Older inventory may only state “Complies with CA AB1953 and VT Act 193″.