After the introduction of the new national standard, the old national standard faucets are still everywhere
On December 1, 2014, the new national standard “Ceramic Sheet Sealing Faucet” (gb18145-2014) was officially released and implemented, which included the precipitation of heavy metals in the faucet as mandatory provisions. Now that the new national standard has been implemented for half a year, are the faucets on the market up to the standard? Yesterday, the reporter visited some brand sanitary and hardware stores in the city and found that a large number of old national standard products are still on sale.
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. Kohler brand sales staff 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 Anhua Sanitary Ware, a salesperson in the store told reporters that “faucets made by some big 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.