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BrassCraft Manufacturing Releases a No-Lead Instructional Video


NOVI, MI – BrassCraft Manufacturing is leading the industry by providing customers with need-to-know information on the new federal no-lead law. This law takes effect nationwide January 4, 2014. A video release entitled, “Leading the No-Lead Wave”, comes on the heels of a recently launched no-lead law landing page on the company’s website as well as a comprehensive national advertising campaign.
The three-minute video provides a quick summary of the Federal Public Law 111-380, which as of January 4, 2014, 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.

Patty Stinson, Director of Product Management and Innovation, explained, “The video not only does an excellent job of explaining the new law, it provides plumbers and wholesalers with some vital information on how to prepare for the mandate. Included in the video are tips on transitioning to a 100% compliant inventory and ways to stay current with the latest industry developments.” The highly informative video is available to view on YouTube and the Company’s website, For a quick look at the video, please click here. Please note, this information is provided to you by BrassCraft for information purposes only and should not be viewed as legal advice.

To further assist customers in making the transition to no lead as seamless as possible, BrassCraft Manufacturing has published its no-lead catalogs for water supplies, fittings, and gas appliance and water heater connectors well in advance of the 2014 deadline.

In 2009, BrassCraft Manufacturing 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 no-lead compliant products including brass stops, braided water connectors, water heater connectors and fittings. Each product has packaging that displays a check mark to designate 100% compliance.

With facilities in Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, California and Texas, BrassCraft Manufacturing continues to invest in the most advanced design and manufacturing technologies, while developing the industry’s finest quality plumbing solutions.

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.

Geri Kostello

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