Lead Free FAQs
Will Lead Free products require any additional documentation?
An accredited, independent third party certification is required to sell these products in California (per Senate Bill 1334). A full list may be found on ANSI’s website, www.ansi.org.
How do Lead Free products play into LEED Certification?
LEED does not actually certify or rate “green” building products or building materials yet. However, the use of individual products may qualify a project to earn points towards a LEED Certification based on the characteristics of specific products. For example, the greater the amount of recycled content a product contains could result in a greater reward based on a specific LEED Credit under the different LEED green building rating systems (such as Commercial Interiors, Core and Shell and Operations and Maintenance).”
How will I know if I’m purchasing lead free product?
Both Merit’s import and domestic brass threaded fittings will carry a marking that denotes that it is lead free and have unique part numbers. Additionally, the cartons will be marked with appropriate third party certification designations. While Merit’s brass nipples do not contain individual markings, our cartons are labeled with the NSF logo.