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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
06/25/2012
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BrassCraft is proud to offer a full range of high-quality no-lead products: brass stops, braided water connectors, hot water heater connectors, and fittings

NOVI, MI - BrassCraft Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer continuously developing solutions for the ever-changing plumbing industry, is meeting the new no-lead laws head on with a full range of high quality compliant products. Taking it a step further, BrassCraft Manufacturing has launched a dedicated page on its website (www.brasscraft.com/compliant.aspx) to showcase its compliant product portfolio and provide details on the various mandates.

This highly informative online resource will also feature a no-lead countdown clock to January 4, 2014, when Federal Public Law 111-380 prohibits the sale of plumbing fixtures with a wetted surface area containing more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead. This law virtually eliminates the lead content of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures intended to convey or dispense water for drinking or cooking.

“Our compliant product line and our dedicated web link are prime examples of BrassCraft Manufacturing’s industry leadership,” explained Patty Stinson, Director of Product Management and Innovation. “But more importantly, they symbolize our determination to help our customers make the transition to no-lead as seamless as possible.”

BrassCraft Manufacturing’s commitment to plumbers and wholesalers was evident in 2009, when the company became one of the first manufacturers to introduce a compliant line of products that met California’s low-lead requirements. Now BrassCraft Manufacturing is offering a comprehensive range of compliant products including brass stops, braided water connectors, hot water heater connectors and fittings. These products are not only compliant but are competitively priced and include a check mark logo to indicate the new legislation requirements have been met.

This comes as good news for plumbers and wholesalers in the U.S.; given the fact their current inventories of leaded brass products will become obsolete on January 4, 2014. It should also be noted that non-compliant product is not grandfathered for continuous use and will become unsalable as of this deadline.

While Federal legislation requires that all products comply with this mandate nationwide effective January 4, 2014, California, Vermont and Maryland have already adopted and executed their own no-lead in drinking water standards. Additionally, Louisiana has adopted no-lead mandates that will become effective on January 1, 2013.

It is BrassCraft Manufacturing’s recommendation that plumbers and wholesalers order no lead products well in advance of the January 4, 2014 Federal deadline to avoid becoming burdened with an obsolete inventory.

For news and updates on the new no-lead legislation and how it may affect the industry, please visit www.brasscraft.com.

About BrassCraft:
BrassCraft Manufacturing Company, a Masco Company, is a leading manufacturer of products for use in the new construction and repair/remodel markets. The Company’s promise to these markets: Committed to Quality – Driven by Innovation, is reflected in the thousands of high-quality plumbing products that are sold under the BrassCraft® brand. Founded in 1946, BrassCraft Manufacturing is an international corporation headquartered in Novi, Michigan, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA and around the globe.
Contact:
Geri Kostello
BrassCraft
248.374.3906
gkostell@brasscrafthq.com
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