Gerber Debuts New ADA-Compliant Products, Decorative Grab Bar Product Category

Woodridge, Ill., June 17, 2024 – Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, a manufacturer of high-quality, tried and true plumbing products, announces the launch of its newest ADA-compliant products: the Octette ™ 8-function handshower and the SteadyStyle ™ Accented Round ADA Grab Bar/Slide Bar Kit. When paired together, the SteadyStyle and Octette deliver an innovative and practical solution that meets a growing demand for products designed for aging in place. The launch of SteadyStyle also marks the addition of a new Gerber bath product category: Decorative Grab Bar. Products that meet the changing needs of adults in the United States are vital: 76% of adults aged 50 or older state they prefer to stay in their home as they age. Additionally, approximately 26% (or 63.5 million) U.S. adults have a disability; of those 63.5 million, 40% are age 65 or older (25.4 million). These compounded statistics highlight a growing demand for products that can be installed to ease everyday tasks, such as showering. The Octette 8-Function Handshower leads the way for revolutionary ADA-compliant showering products. A sleek profile and design, featuring a circular head and ergonomic handle, work well for a wide range of users. New is a Pause/Trickle function that allows users to change between full water flow and a trickle with the press of a button for ADA compliance – maintaining the same water temperature while paused. Other features include:

• Wide, Centerjet, Aeration, Massage, Wide + Aeration, Centerjet + Aeration, and Centerjet + Massage functions, in addition to the new Pause/Trickle function

• Easy clean soft-touch nozzles that resist limescale buildup

• WaterSense ® certified handshower that dispenses a 1.75 gpm flow rate

Also new to the Gerber family is the SteadyStyle Accented Round ADA Grab Bar/Slide Bar Kit. This product marks the first in the Gerber Decorative Grab Bar bath category and delivers a decorative design with multiple finishes. The SteadyStyle Accented Round Grab Bar/Slide Bar Kit provides aging adults peace of mind that they can maintain their balance and bear some of their weight while maneuvering in the shower.