In the words of the old labor song, “Whose side are you on?”
In its latest issue (Oct. 2009, released this past Friday), Consumer Reports states that the British-made Hudson Reed Theme Thermostatic Shower Panel had a forceful spray that “seemed too good to be true—or legal.” Environmental Protection Agency regulations limit shower head water flow to no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. Consumer Reports acknowledges that many shower fixtures get around this rule by using several shower heads, but the magazine decided to report the new single-head fixture to authorities, anyway. (In its words, “We’ve contacted EPA….”)
Consider this a review of a consumer support publication that has gone badly awry, and act accordingly.