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Mexico Proposes New Standards for Showerheads

Mexico is seeking input from interested parties by 30 April on a proposal (PROY-NOM-008-CONAGUA-2017) to amend the current mandatory technical standards for domestically-produced and imported new and re-manufactured showerheads for personal care, including ecological showerheads, in order to ensure adequate hydraulic performance, tightness and durability and promote water use efficiency. While electric showerheads fall within the scope of the proposed standard, PROY-NOM-008-CONAGUA-2017 would not regulate the water heating performance of those products. The standard would set new general specifications, test methods, labelling and warranty requirements, and conformity assessment procedures. These provisions would enter into force 60 days from the date of publication of a final regulation in Mexico’s official journal.

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