NSF Certifies MGS Progetti to New Lead Requirements
NSF International, a not-for-profit, public health and safety organization, on June 16 announced that MGS Progetti has become one of the first European faucet manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with Annex G.
Certification to NSF’s Annex G, which contains requirements for low lead plumbing products, helps protect the public from exposure to lead.
The new section of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 - Annex G – Weighted Average Lead Content Evaluation Procedure to a 0.25 Percent Lead Requirement – includes requirements that mandate a maximum weighted average lead content of = 0.25 percent. The new requirement applies to manufacturers of faucets, valves, water fittings, and other products that come in contact with drinking water.
“By obtaining certification from NSF International, we have been able to demonstrate how our unique products meet the low lead content requirements of Annex G,” said Stephen Rinaldi, managing director, MGS Progetti. “We believe that by using lead-free stainless steel we provide high quality, environmentally friendly and safer products.”
Compliance is determined by a weighted average calculation involving the maximum percent lead content of material specifications and wetted surface areas. To ensure ongoing compliance with the new lead requirements, NSF will conduct annual, unannounced inspections of the manufacturing facilities for certified products and re-test products on a regular basis.
The annex was developed by NSF’s Lead Task Group with guidance from key regulators, proponents of the California lead bill, industry representatives, and the NSF Standard 61 Joint Committee. The NSF Joint Committee is comprised of equal representation from public health, user communities, and industry to ensure an open, transparent and consensus process.