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“Strict in history” faucet standards will be implemented, citizens will not buy it

On December 1, the faucet standard known as “the most stringent in history”-GB18145-2014 “Ceramic Seal Faucet Standard” will be officially implemented. It is worth noting that the new national standard is also accompanied by the implementation of the “Certificate of Metal Pollutants Precipitation Limits for Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucets”, which is equivalent to 3C certification for faucet products. It is expected that less than 15 sanitary ware brands will be certified in the first batch. A random investigation by reporters found that most consumers did not know much about the harm of excessive lead precipitation, and many citizens did not buy the new batch of faucets after the introduction of the national standard.

Lead precipitation certification or “3C” certification

The incidents of excessive lead in faucets of 9 major brands exposed last year have aroused public concern about excessive heavy metals in faucets. The current GB18145-2003 “Ceramic Sealing Sheet Faucet Standard” only serves as a recommended standard for lead precipitation in faucets, which is not mandatory and is not legally binding on enterprises. The faucet lead incident became a catalyst for the accelerated introduction of the new version of the “Ceramic Sealing Sheet Faucet Standard”, which was released on May 6 this year, and the specific implementation time was clarified. The biggest change in the new version compared with the original standard is the addition of prescribed limits for the precipitation of 17 metal pollutants such as lead, chromium, arsenic, manganese, mercury, etc., as mandatory provisions.

“Strict in history” faucet standards will be implemented, citizens will not buy it

“Strict in history” faucet standards will be implemented, citizens will not buy it

The “Certificate of Metal Pollutants Precipitation Limits for Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucets” is the first certification for the new national standard of faucets. According to industry insiders, its core value is that the certification is a national building materials industry, building hardware plumbing product quality supervision inspection An authoritative result obtained by the two authoritative organizations of the Testing Center and the China National Union Trust Certification Center after scientific, fair and objective testing can reduce the burden of repeated certification and testing of enterprises, promote industrial upgrading and eliminate outdated production processes. Dr. Yin Hong, deputy secretary-general of China Building and Sanitary Ceramics Association, pointed out that “ceramic sheet sealing faucet metal pollutant precipitation limit certification” may play the role of “3C certification in the bathroom industry” in the future and become the market standard for household faucet products. Entry permit.

The first batch of certified enterprises does not exceed 15

In fact, the “Certificate of Metal Pollutants Precipitation Limits for Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucets” has been launched, and many companies have already applied for certification. According to industry insiders, the National Building Materials Industry Building Hardware Plumbing Products Quality Supervision, Inspection and Testing Center and the China National Construction Union Trust Certification Center selected a number of outstanding domestic and foreign brands to carry out this certification. After strict testing and certification, it is expected that the number of the first batch of certified companies will not exceed 15. The first batch of certified companies will be announced in December. The reporter learned that TOTO, Roca, Kohler, Luda, Moen, Zhongyu, Braun and other brands are already on the list of the first certification. For companies that have obtained the first batch of product certification, it can be said that they have taken the lead in brand reputation and product promotion, which will further enhance brand awareness and market competitiveness.

Yin Hong pointed out that the launch of the “Certificate of Metal Pollutants Precipitation Limits for Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucets” shows that the relevant national departments attach great importance to and monitor the quality of faucets that are related to the health of citizens’ drinking water. Faucet manufacturers should not take a fluke. It is necessary to continuously improve process technology, produce and sell products that meet the new standards, otherwise they will eventually be eliminated by the market.

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