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Overview: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is provided by PlumbingSupply.com®. We are dedicated to assuring that you will get top quality products, along with our excellent customer service. While we do try to ensure our customers receive exactly what they want, product warranties are with the manufacturer.
Limited Liability: In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
All Products: All mechanical devices will fail (eventually), and it is the responsibility of the individual to properly maintain their products per the manufacturer's instructions. All warranties are with the manufacturer.
Individual State Requirements: Plumbing laws, regulations, and requirements vary from state to state. Please be familiar with laws and plumbing codes for your area and state as we cannot be held responsible for products that do not meet your state's regulations (such as lead laws, water usage, etc.). In addition, in some cases we will not be able to ship to a state due to existing laws.
Steam Related Products: Steam bathing has many benefits including purifying and detoxifying the skin and body, increasing circulation, stimulating the immune system and encouraging complete physical and mental well-being. Although steam baths are generally safe, there are some risk issues. Please consult with your doctor before steaming. Because we do not make steam systems, we ask that you contact the manufacturer for steam bath safety and warranty information.
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Important Legal Notices
Warning - as required by California law:
Some products may contain detectable amounts of lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The State of California requires clear and reasonable warnings on products containing chemicals that may lead to cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Even if these products contain only trace levels of harmful chemicals, a warning is required by the State of California.
For more information about how Prop 65 affects businesses and consumers, click here
What Is The Safe Drinking Water Act?
As of August 6, 1998, the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (the Act) prohibits any person from introducing into commerce, products that are not "lead free" as defined by the Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that for a product to be considered "lead free" under the Act, it must satisfy the performance standard for lead leaching under NSF Standard 61, Section 9 (NSF 61/9). Items covered by NSF 61/9 include lavatory faucets, (excluding metering, self-closing, and electronic faucets), bar and kitchen faucets, valves, supply lines, fittings, and many other products that come into contact with drinking water supplies. The Act applies to residential, commercial and institutional installations, as well as new and retrofit applications.
California Proposition 65, "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986" is the most stringent law (that we know of) of its kind at either the state or federal level. The federal standard for lead in drinking water is 11 ppb (parts per billion) while prop 65 (Calif) mandates a level of .05ppb. The Center for Environmental Health recommends that consumers run water for 10 seconds before filling a glass to remove water with the highest lead levels (from pre "Act" faucets).
Additionally, with the passage of California Assembly Bill 1953, Maryland House Bill 372, and Vermont Assembly Bill VT S.152, "lead free" is defined as to mean not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead content in pipe and fittings. What this means for you is the lead content in faucet spouts and fittings will not be legally allowed to have more than one-fourth of one percent of lead, so water traveling through compliant faucets will be essentially "lead free". CA AB 1953 defines lead as less than 0.25%. This bill changes the meaning of term "lead free" in the Health and Safety Code from eight percent lead for pipes or pipe fittings, and four percent lead for plumbing fittings and fixtures to a weighted average of not more than 0.25 percent lead content within each component that comes into contact with the wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures effective July 1, 2010. However, it is important to note that while products meeting the requirements of the law are defined as being "lead free", they may still contain trace amounts of lead.
The new lead free act went into effect nationally in 2014.
We must make that warning statement above (about lead and potential carcinogens) to our customers to comply with the laws of California. We are very conscientious of our planet. We try to recycle as much as possible. We try to ship our products in used/recycled boxes wherever possible and reuse and recycle all
bubble wrap, etc that we receive. We separate our waste. We believe very strongly in safe products.
We strongly encourage all of our customers (and readers of this page) to write to all government bodies about safety with packaging of foods. We are very concerned about straws and baby bottles for children made out of recycled plastics with unknown compositions
and origins as well as plastic cups, etc. made from non-virgin resins etc. We urge everyone to not only make the plumbing industry accountable but also the food container industry.