Tapware specialist Methven Australia has called for a review of current standards governing tapware products in Australia. Consumer concerns can be addressed by adding the lead free requirement to current tapware standards.  

All Methven tapware products are compliant with current Australian Standards; however, Methven wants to further pursue the adoption of lead free tapware standards set in California, ensuring the highest standards in the world for Australian consumers.

Methven has not only led the movement towards lead free products with their recent innovations, but has also created a new voluntary standard for lead free brass.

Methven now offers three tapware collections that are classified lead free: the Tūroa collection crafted from stainless steel, and the Surface and Aio collections, which are manufactured from lead free brass. Offering the assurance of durability, these products are made from high-strength materials that are free from lead and heavy metal, and are backed by an industry leading 20-year parts and labour warranty.

Committed to leading the product category towards a lead free future, Methven believes it’s time to review and challenge the current standards.

Rob Bolus, Methven’s Group Standards & Technology Manager has been with the company for over 30 years. “Our company’s mission is to create amazing water experiences that don’t cost the earth, and by starting to use more sustainable, long-lasting, lead-free materials, we are offering safer drinking water and contributing to a better environment. We will continue to advocate for legislative change and to manufacture products that exceed the Standards. We are committed to further innovation in lead free brass and stainless steel materials.”