Intertek offers end-to-end solutions for compliance with California Assembly Bill 1953.

California Assembly Bill 1953 (AB1953) prohibits the use of any pipe, pipe or plumbing fitting, or fixture intended to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking water or cooking that is not lead-free in California. Products that do not meet the criteria as outlined by AB1953 by January 1, 2010, cannot be sold in the State of California.

California Assembly Bill 1953 defines “lead-free” to mean not more than a 0.25% weighted average of lead for pipes, fittings, and fixtures intended to dispense water for human consumption. The AB1953 lead content standard does not distinguish between residential and commercial uses. Examples of products covered under AB1953 include kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, bar faucets, supply stops, bubblers, glass fillers and pot fillers. 
Lead free = 0.25% lead standard 

  • 0.25% lead in wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures, as determined by weighted averages 
  • 0.20% lead in solder and flux 

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