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DOE Collects $80,000 Civil Penalty From Showerhead Manufacturer

August 10, 2011 - 4:54pm

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The DOE Office of Enforcement has settled a civil penalty action against Hudson-Reed, Limited, after the manufacturer failed to certify over 60 of its showerhead models.  In the settlement, the manufacturer further acknowledges that its showerheads used more water than allowed by federal law.  As enacted by Congress, showerheads may not consume water in excess of 2.5 gallons per minute.  DOE agreed to accept a civil penalty of $80,000 for the violation, after considering factors set forth in DOE's penalty guidance.  In the settlement announced today, the manufacturer also agrees to test and certify all covered products it sells within the United States.

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