I've read this well-researched post Garden Hoses: how safe are they? But it focuses on hoses.
My question is about a hose reel. I've seen enough "drinking water safe" hoses (usually polyurethane and rubber), but I am yet to find a "drinking water safe" hose reel. On the contrary, any hose reel that is sold in US as well (I am in Canada), has the California Prop 65 warning. Those that don't have the warning are Canadian only, therefore they don't require a California warning.
So, with that in mind, what should I be looking for in a hose reel, to make sure it is "drinking water safe"?
- Are "solid brass fittings" automatically a no-no? (The "drinking water safe" hoses usually have chrome-plated brass fittings).
- What about plastic connector fittings, like Gardena? Are they safe as long as they are PVC-free?