Q: What is California AB 1953
A: The new legislation applies only to fixtures that are used to dispense drinking water including but not limited to water dispensers, supply valves (water stops), supply lines/tube and supply kits.
Q: Are TBD products compliant with California AB 1953?
A: Effective January 4, 2014, plumbing devices used to dispense potable water must be compliant with the new regulations. Since 2009 Trim By Design has been providing NSF and Federally compliant lead-free products.
Q: What is California Proposition 65?
In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (known as “Proposition 65”). Proposition 65 is a “Right to Know” statute; its purpose is to make sure people are aware, before they purchase, that the product they come into contact with contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The statute requires a warning label even if the amount of the chemical is miniscule.
The State of California has listed over 900 chemicals that must be disclosed under Prop 65. The list, which is updated annually, includes a wide variety of chemicals that can be found in many consumer products, such as kitchen utensils, footwear and handbags, exercise equipment, photo and scrapbook albums, luggage, and many other products (even foods and beverages).
Q: Why does TBD include the California Prop 65 warning on its products?
We are providing Prop 65 warning labels to inform consumers that the product contains chemicals on the State of California’s Prop 65 list. It does not mean that a product is unsafe. All Trim By Design products meet or exceed the requirements of applicable product performance and safety industry standards, as well as the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The label simply ensures that Trim By Design is in compliance with the State of California’s Prop 65 law for warning label requirements.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of CA to cause cancer.