With reports of lead contamination affecting approximately 13,000 homes across Australia, homeowners have been advised to stop using a specific tap from Aldi.
The “Spiral Spring Mixer Tap” from Aldi is causing huge concern because it due to concerns that the tap has up to 15 times the lead levels allowed in Australian drinking water. This tap was available as a product special in Aldi’s June catalogue. As a result, Aldi representatives are urging customers to cease using the tap and return it immediately.
Tested by the Queensland Health’s Forensic and Scientific Services, it is imperative that the use of these taps, ceases immediately.
Did You Buy This Tap From Aldi’s? Here’s What You Can Do:
Are you an owner of this tap? You need to be careful! And, we reccommend you carefully consider your next steps to ensure you protect your health, money and property.
All plumbing work has risks and, if completed yourself, voids warranties and insurancesourself. Furthermore, completing plumbing work on your properties water line, is often against your insurance policy. It is important for you to be aware of what is and isn’t included in your insurance policy. So to avoid further issues, you should seek a licenced plumber to assist you.
Lead poisoning is also known as a cumulative toxin. With the continued consumption of high levels of lead causes adverse effects on health. Babies, young children and unborn babies are at the most risk. This has a wide range of significant effects on their developing bodies which include high blood pressure, seizures and joint and muscle pain. So, to save yourself headaches and future problems, cease using the tap.
Finally, there is an official recall policy now in place to help those impacted. If you own this tap, you need to return it to the store you purchased it from for a full refund. And, even better, have them replaced replaced with a quality approved mixer. Contact the team at RTL Plumbing on 07 3399 2203.