TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — T&S Brass announced that its U.S. facility has converted to Eco Brass (lead-free) alloy. Effective Jan. 1, 2010, products manufactured from the U.S. facility will meet new lead reduction legislation set forth by California Assembly Bill 1953.
“As of Jan. 1, 2010, California and Vermont will require all fixtures and fittings that are introduced into commerce to meet the new lead reduction legislation,” stated Eva-Marie Fox, vice president of marketing. “By 2010, most T&S products, from spray valves to electronic faucets, will comply with this law and will have a weighted average lead content of no more than 0.25%.”
By converting to the Eco Brass alloy, all new models manufactured will provide low-lead health benefits to the consumer and will deliver the same quality and performance as other T&S products. To ensure that the new products meet the company’s exacting standards, the line has been through testing and has shown no difference in strength or finish.
Prior to Jan. 1, 2010, T&S Brass will offer a limited line of “CA” designated models that have been verified to fully comply with the requirements of California Health & Safety Code 116875. T&S CA models are certified to CSA AB1953 standards. A variety of fixture fittings, including pre-rinse units, spray valves, metering and medical faucets are available now and qualify for 24-hour processing under the T&S Quick Ship program.
Additional information is available at http://www.tsbrass.com.