The precipitation of metal pollutants in some faucets is serious
The importance of water to humans does not need to be emphasized again. For most ordinary consumers, tap water is the most exposed water. There are many factors that can affect the quality of tap water. One of the common small components has a direct impact on the quality of tap water, but its quality problems are often overlooked. This small component is the faucet. Not long ago, relevant departments conducted random inspections on the quality of faucets, and the results are worthy of great attention.
More than half of Guangzhou faucet sampling inspection failed
A few days ago, the Guangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce announced the monitoring and spot checks on the faucets sold in the city’s circulation area, which is what we commonly call faucets. The results show that the quality of the faucets sold in the market is not optimistic.
Wang Yuzhu, Director of Consumer Rights Protection Division, Guangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce: We conducted random inspections on the quality of faucets sold in the circulation area of Guangzhou. A total of 25 samples from 14 manufacturers were selected. After inspection, 14 samples were unqualified , The unqualified rate is 56%.
According to the person in charge, the 25 samples taken in this spot check were all purchased from physical stores in Zhuhai, Conghua, Panyu and other places in the jurisdiction. The occupational sensitivity of industrial and commercial personnel also makes this sampling more targeted.
Wang Yuzhu, Director of the Consumer Rights Protection Division of Guangzhou Administration for Industry and Commerce: The unqualified rate of this random inspection is relatively high. The main reason is that when we took samples of the faucet, we aimed at the low- and middle-end consumers with more complaints and quality problems The product is sampled.
Undertaking this inspection task is the National Ceramics and Plumbing and Sanitary Products Quality Supervision and Inspection Center of Foshan City, Guangdong Province. I learned here that, according to the national standard, the inspection of faucets mainly includes 14 items such as pipe thread accuracy, metal contaminant precipitation, and surface corrosion resistance. In this spot check, as many as 7 items failed.
So, what kind of impact will the unqualified items of these items have on consumers’ use of faucets? Will it harm the quality of the water flowing from the faucets?
Professionals from the National Quality Supervision and Inspection Center for Ceramics and Plumbing and Sanitary Products told that for ordinary consumers, the most intuitive basis for judging whether the faucet is qualified or not is to see if the surface has peeling, burrs, scratches, cracks, or hemp. Point and other obvious defects.