OLATHE, KANSAS — Grundfos Pumps has announced that the CR, CRI and CRN products have received NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Annex G certification, effective February 25, 2010.
NSF recently developed the evaluation procedures in NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Annex G to establish an American National Standard to determine product compliance with lead content requirement of the California Health and Safety Code. Assembly Bill 1953 (commonly known as AB1953) is a change in the California Health and Safety Code to phase out lead content from for pipe, pipe fittings, fixtures conveying potable water, or water intended for human consumption.
The Bill requires a weighted average of no more than 0.25% lead content for the wetted surface area of pipes, pipe fittings or fixtures used in drinking water applications. Only “lead free” plumbing components meeting AB 1953’s reduced lead standard of 0.25% can be sold in California as of January 1, 2010.
Grundfos’ product development strategy has been to remove lead content from all products and components intended to transport drinking water. We have replaced many components with stainless steel and low, or “no lead” brass and silicon bronze. Grundfos is currently in the process of obtaining NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Annex G certification NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Annex G certification for affected products.
• All affected Grundfos products will comply. Grundfos will not maintain dual, (complaint/noncompliant), inventories and product numbers.
• NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Annex G certification listing will be printed on product labels.
• Product listings will be posted on our Grundfos USA website www.grundfos.us
“Grundfos’ tradition of social responsibility dates back to the origin of our company, and is an essential element of our business strategy,” said Dennis Wierzbicki, President of Grundfos Pumps USA. “Insuring that our products comply with AB 1953 is consistent with our deeply held values that we are committed to providing innovative, technically advanced and sustainable solutions to the world.”
For more information, visit the website at www.grundfos.us