AB 100 prohibits a person from manufacturing, and offering for sale in the state, an endpoint device, as defined, that does not meet a certain lead leaching standard. The bill requires products to be third party certified and would require the consumer-facing product packaging or product labeling of an endpoint device to bear specified lettering if the endpoint device meets that lead leaching standard.
Yes, until July 1, 2023. After this date a person is prohibited from introducing into commerce or offering for sale in the state an endpoint device that does not meet that lead leaching standard. (effectively Inventory sell through of non-compliant product, 5µg or less)
AB 100 defines an “endpoint device” as a single device, such as a plumbing fitting, fixture, or faucet, that is typically installed within the last one liter of the water distribution system of a building.
Ab 100 specifically clarifies what is and isn’t an endpoint devise. An endpoint device includes all of the following:
(A) Remote chillers.
(B) Lavatory faucets.
(C) Bar faucets.
(D) Kitchen faucets.
(E) Hot and cold water dispensers.
(F) Drinking fountains.
(G) Drinking fountain bubblers.
(H) Water coolers.
(I) Glass fillers.
(J) Residential refrigerator ice makers.
(2) An endpoint device does not include either of the following:
(A) Devices specifically exempted from section nine, “Mechanical Plumbing Devices,” of the 2020 NSF International Standard 61, which became effective in the year 2020.
(B) Devices the 2020 NSF International Standard 61, which became effective in the year 2020, subjects to a different lead leaching standard or normalization requirement than that specified in subdivision (a).
AB 100 requires consumer-facing product packaging or product labeling of an endpoint device that’s intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption that meets the Q ≤ 1 and is certified by an American National Standards Institute-accredited third party, shall indicate that compliance by including the lettering “NSF/ANSI/CAN 61: Q ≤ 1” in an easily identifiable manner.
Yes, for a flat fee or $1495, IAPMO R&T will review the existing test reports and locate the current Q value to verify that it is 1µg or less for devices other than supply stops, flexible connectors and miscellaneous components, and 0.5µg for supply stops, flexible connectors and miscellaneous components. This can cover as many currently listed models as requested.
For all models requested to be verified per the updated lead Q value requirement, we will verify during our review that packaging or labeling artwork or photos are provided showing compliance to 126.96.36.199.2 of the standard.
No, IAPMO R&T will place a footnote at the bottom of the existing listing that reads “For models indicated with a subscript “Q” the lead statistic Q value are in compliance with the “Optional Lower Lead Requirements” per Section 188.8.131.52 of NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-2020”.