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Old 04-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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I just received my new Perlick 525PC faucets from the good folks at Kegworks, and on the boxes is a sticker that states: " Warning: Consuming food or beverages that have been served from this dispenser will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of Cal. to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm"
WTF? Should I be worried? I would think that a faucet that is MADE to dispense beverages, would NOT contain lead?!

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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I just received my new Perlick 525PC faucets from the good folks at Kegworks, and on the boxes is a sticker that states: " Warning: Consuming food or beverages that have been served from this dispenser will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of Cal. to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm"
WTF? Should I be worried? I would think that a faucet that is MADE to dispense beverages, would NOT contain lead?!
Only if you live in Calafornia.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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Nah, it's probably a government thing that it has to have on it. The PPM are probably real low.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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I just received my new Perlick 525PC faucets from the good folks at Kegworks, and on the boxes is a sticker that states: " Warning: Consuming food or beverages that have been served from this dispenser will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of Cal. to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm"
WTF? Should I be worried? I would think that a faucet that is MADE to dispense beverages, would NOT contain lead?!
Then you would be wrong. "Some" stainless alloys do contain lead. Usally the cheaper ones.

Hell, even the EPA discloses that "Lead-Free" <brass> plumbing parts can contain up to 8% lead.

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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Only if you live in Calafornia.
This.

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:24 PM   #6
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Everything causes cancer in California. Hell, Amtrak cars out there have a sticker in the vestibule that says that diesel fumes cause cancer. All these things are true do doubt. But California feels the need to scare ya I guess.

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #7
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You cheaped out a little and bought the faucets with plated chrome over brass. I'm sure they'll work fine but brass contains small amounts of lead.

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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Then you would be wrong. "Some" stainless alloys do contain lead. Usally the cheaper ones.[...]
"PC" models aren't stainless, they're chrome plated over brass.

And apparently not all "brass" is created equal. Some have much lower lead content than others, and CA wants the lead-free version...

Cheers!

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
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... and CA wants the lead-free version...

Cheers!
Somehow missed inclusion of brass with the plumbing parts bit, of which I have already refferenced the EPA's concession that even "Lead-Free" can contain up to 8% of lead.

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #10
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