Relevant products under the Axor and Hansgrohe brands
are now compliant with California and Vermont's low-lead legislation, which limits the lead content of pipes, pipe fittings or plumbing fittings, and fixtures designed to convey or dispense water for human consumption through drinking or cooking. A checkmark on the packaging of each product provides the confirmation that the product is 100 percent compliant with the legislation.
Since the enactment of this legislation in 2007, Hansgrohe has been preparing for the change through product development and availability. Nicolas Grohe, director of marketing and product development for North America, noted that the company’s "launch schedule was designed to give plumbing professionals adequate time to adjust their inventories before the law's effective date of January 1, 2010."
"Anticipating that most other states will adopt this new legislation, Hansgrohe is proud to have decided to switch all relevant products to be compliant with the California and Vermont acts," said Russ Wheeler, general manager of Hansgrohe North America.