On October 8, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 100 into law, which adopts NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 (2020): Drinking Water System Components as the lead-testing requirement for certified endpoint drinking water devices sold in California.
Starting January 1, 2023, the bill will prohibit the manufacturing and offering for sale in the state of any endpoint device that does not meet the lead-leaching standard. Starting July 1, 2023, the bill will prohibit introducing into commerce or offering for sale in the state of any endpoint device that does not meet the lead-leaching standard. The bill would require consumer-facing product packaging or product labeling of an endpoint device to bear specified lettering if the endpoint device meets the lead-leaching standard and the state definition of “lead free.”
Existing law defines “lead free” for purposes of conveying or dispensing water for human consumption to mean not more than 0.2 percent lead when used with respect to solder and flux and not more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent lead when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures.