In daily life, people often ignore the impact of faucets on their health. The small faucet is not only a tool to transport water, it also directly carries people’s health. Inferior faucets can cause heavy metals in drinking water to exceed the standard, especially lead, which is the most harmful. In order to ensure that the metal content of the faucet is at a healthy level, on December 1, 2014, the new national standard “Ceramic Sheet Sealed Faucet” (gb18145-2014) was officially released and implemented, which included the precipitation of heavy metals in the faucet as mandatory provisions. Today, the new national standard has been implemented for half a year, but a large number of old national standard products are still on the market.
Visit: Old national standard faucets can be seen everywhere
On the 28th, the reporter visited and found that there were still a large number of old national standard products on the market, and many salespeople did not know much about the new national standard.
At a bathroom hardware sales store in Jindongshan Building Materials Market, when a reporter asked what kind of faucet is safer to buy, the owner of the store recommended a 360 yuan stainless steel faucet. The reporter checked the outer packaging and found that the product still implements the old national standard GB18145-2003. When the reporter asked, isn’t the 2014 new national standard now being implemented? The shop owner said that the 2003 standard is now being implemented, and “the new national standard is not clear.”
The reporter then came to Ouyada Home Furnishing and found that some brands of kitchen and bathroom products knew more about the new national standard. A salesperson of a certain brand told reporters that after the implementation of the new standard, the company issued a notice to market the new green standard kitchen faucet. The reporter saw the new listing date on July 21, 2014 (the new national standard was released on May 6, 2014). In a sanitary ware brand store, a salesperson told reporters that “faucets produced by some major brands are made of copper, which is relatively safer”.
Citizen: I don’t know that the tap has a “new national standard”
On the 28th, the reporter interviewed ten citizens, but no one knew about the new national standard and said, “Does the faucet still need to be replaced?”
Citizen Ms. Wang lives in a family of people’s livelihoods. She said that she only knew that water purification devices could be installed in her home, but she had never heard of new national standards for faucets. And she just helped her parents renovate a house. When buying kitchen and bathroom equipment, she didn’t listen to the shopping guide introducing the new national standard faucet.
Mr. Chen, who often works as a “plumber” at home, said that he had never heard of a similar new standard faucet, and when he went to buy a faucet on weekdays, he never heard the owner introduce the new national standard faucet.
Suggestion: pay attention to the implementation standards on the packaging
The new national standard has been implemented for nearly half a year. Why are there so many old national standard products on the market? In this regard, the reporter asked the relevant person in charge of Yichang City Quality Supervision Bureau.
The person in charge surnamed Liu said that so many old standard products are now on sale, mainly because some businesses may be lucky. According to the country’s existing laws and regulations, there is no clear definition that after the new standard is introduced, the old standard will be invalidated by itself, which has caused some embarrassment at present, with the coexistence of new and old products.
He suggested that when consumers buy related products, in addition to looking at the brand, they should also pay attention to whether the accessories are complete and the quality of the accessories. At the same time, you can ask the merchant to show the outer packaging box of the faucet. Look at the information column on the box. If the implementation standard is GB18145-2014, it can be determined that it is a new national standard faucet.
Interpretation: New national standard products are safer
“Ceramic Sheet Sealed Faucet” (GB18145-2014) was released on May 6, 2014 and officially implemented on December 1, 2014.
For consumers, the key significance of the new national standard ** is the amount of heavy metal precipitation. The new national standard for faucets has increased the precipitation limit of 17 metal pollutants such as lead, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, mercury, copper, etc., and the precipitation limit is equivalent to the US standard, which is called “historical ** Strict national standards for water faucets have changed the situation where heavy metal pollution in faucets has no standards to be followed, which is conducive to protecting the personal health of consumers. This indicator was not involved in the old national standard.