July 12, 2013
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Dan Patterson finding that the "ThunderHead" showerhead basic model manufactured by ET Industries, Inc. and imported by Dan Patterson does not comport with the water conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Patterson must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Patterson distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Patterson must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Patterson distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.