Substandard faucets may pose health risks

Hu Min
Shanghai's market watchdog said that a fifth of the 30 batches of faucets they had checked failed tests for metal contaminant or corrosion resistance.
Hu Min

A fifth of 30 batches of faucets checked by Shanghai's market watchdog failed tests for metal contaminant or corrosion resistance, officials said on Friday.

The Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation said Larsd faucets sold on failed for lead leakage, while Hanyu and Jegmwa faucets were substandard for corrosion resistance.

The administration said that long-term use of faucets with metal contaminant could harm health, while faucets failing corrosion resistance tests will lead to green and white stains in a wet environment.

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