As we all know that Pestan’s PP-R and PPR-CT pipes and fittings are safest, greenest and most ecologically responsible piping system available on the market.
But, in recent weeks, you may have noticed a new warning label appearing on Pestan’s transition fittings and valves product packaging ONLY. Because Pestan’s transition fittings and valves are made of brass, which contains traces of lead, and are sold in California, Proposition 65 requires us to apply a warning label to our product packaging. It’s not possible for us to segregate only those products that will ship into California, so we will apply the warning to all products. The state of California requires us to include this label to comply with Proposition 65, a state consumer protection law.
As mentioned in previous paragraph, Pestan’s PP-R and PPR-CT material is in compliance with the Prop 65, only few fittings/valves that include brass material as their component are labeled with Prop 65 warning label on the packaging.
Are Pestan products safe to use?
Pestan products conform to all federal government regulations and national product standards, including the NSF/ANSI 61 standard for toxicity and the NSF/ANSI 372 standard for verification of “lead free”.
What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65, (Prop 65), officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, was enacted in 1986 and meant to inform and protect consumers. This California law was intended to protect “the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.”
Proposition 65 is a “right to know” law based on the notion that members of the public in the state of California have a right to know when they are being exposed to listed carcinogens or reproductive toxins. The law was designed to allow individual consumers and their families to decide for themselves whether to assume the chemical exposure risks of purchasing particular products or frequenting particular premises.
Labels warning that a product contains compounds that may cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm are now required on many household items, electrical wires, jewelry, padlocks, dishes, flashlights, pesticides, cosmetics, skin care, at restaurants and fast food chains, etc. sold in California.
Where can you get more information?
The OEHHA web page devoted to Proposition 65 is located here:
OEHHA maintains a comprehensive list of chemicals covered by Proposition 65 here (currently ~900 chemicals):
Frequently Asked Questions with links to further information are here:
Pestan takes great pride in producing plumbing fittings that are safe for people to use and that comply with all laws, codes, and standards. More information is available on the Listings and Code Approvals page at
We thank you for continuing to recommend, specify, and install Pestan PP-R and PP-RCT systems, the safest, greenest and most ecologically responsible piping system available on the market!