The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) has issued an important safety warning. Stop-button showerheads, when used with instantaneous electric showers, can cause scalding.
The latest trends on social media and online marketplaces have seen a surge in the popularity of showerheads featuring a start/stop button. While these present no issues for mixer-valve showers, which blend hot and cold water from separate systems, they can cause a significant safety hazard when used with instantaneous electric showers. Electric showers represent around half of all showers in the UK.