NSF International recently 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.
NSF International recently 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
To receive certification, MGS Progetti met the new lead
content requirement of ≤ 0.25 percent and the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard
61, Annex G. Compliance is determined by a weighted average calculation
involving the maximum percent lead content of material specifications and
wetted surface areas.
For meeting the new requirements, MGS Progetti’s products
bear the NSF Annex G Certification Mark. MGS Progetti is also listed on the NSF
Web site www.nsf.org/certified to demonstrate compliance
with the new requirements.
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.
For more information on NSF/ANSI Standard 61/Annex G
requirements or NSF testing and certification services, visit NSF’s Web site
or contact Pete Greiner at (734) 769-5517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of Annex G as adopted in NSF/ANSI 61 – 2008 is available on the Web
Additional Background on the Development of Annex
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.
NSF: MGS Progetti Among First European Manufacturers Certified to New Lead Requirements
July 13, 2009