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Hitachi America, Ltd. Meets NSF/ANSI Standard 61-Annex G for Submersible Motors

TARRYTOWN, New York, February 8, 2010 – Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, today announced compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 61-Annex G for the Hitachi submersible pump motor full line up, effective Dec 16, 2009.

Annex-G (Weighted Average Lead Content Evaluation Procedure to a 0.25 Percent Lead Requirement) was developed in response to California’s Low Lead Plumbing Law (also know as AB 1953) which mandates a maximum lead content of less than 0.25% for products which come in contact with drinking water. This law went into effect in California January 1st, 2010. A similar law has been enacted in Vermont and was scheduled to take effect in January as well.

A complete range of submersible pump motors ranging in size from 6 inches through 14 inches and in ratings of 5 hp through 300 hp are available through Hitachi America, Ltd. For more information, please contact


Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division supplies a broad range of Industrial Infrastructure products and services. The division markets sophisticated electrical and electronic industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food & beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501) is a leading global technological and industrial company with total revenues of ¥10,000 billion ($102.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. Hitachi’s business is highly diversified, encompassing operations in the following seven segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems; Electronic Devices; Power & Industrial Systems; Digital Media & Consumer Products; High Functional Materials & Components; Logistics, Services & Others; and Financial Services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit Hitachi's website at


Michelle Cio
Hitachi America, Ltd
(914) 524 - 6615

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