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Hudson-Reed: Noncompliance Determination (2011-SW-2909)

September 28, 2011

DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination, finding that Hudson-Reed Limited's "HEAD16" showerhead does not meet the applicable water conservation standard.  DOE determined the showerhead was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Hudson-Reed must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Hudson-Reed distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards.  In addition, Hudson-Reed must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Hudson-Reed distributed and to whom.  The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.