that's not all. Look at the
other statements throughout, including statements
- "Ionizers ... are adding
- "...ionizers create ozone as a byproduct..."
always the case, provided they are
designed and built properly.*
happen to know enough about the
subject of air purification to
say that the CR
need some clarification.
Reports has an enormous amount of both
respect and power. But can they make
mistakes? Is Consumer
Reports infallible? When Consumer Reports
to do a review on a particular class of products
(as they did here, and as they do in every
issue), do they automatically take
in all the knowledge
of all the engineers,scientists,
researchers, etc. (not to mention the experiences
of everyone who has ever bought any type
of that class of product)?
The answer seems obvious. What do you think?
You be the judge.
do know that as soon as that review
out, it sure did hurt our small business.
only did our sales of every type of air purifier
we offer drop dramatically (right after the
5/05 issue hit the newsstands), but
many people who had
purchased our products returned them en masse.
Is it just a coincidence? No way.
Some of them plainly said
it was because of that CR article, which
implied that Ionizer = Ozone = BAD.
So help me, that is just
sure has power. Power to change people's minds and even make them forget a positive
experience. I hope their power doesn't run an
honest company out of business.
At the beginning, I mentioned that "How
can you beat having the input of the
owners of thousands of the products you
are interested in buying right
there in your hands?". Well, where is the product
owner's input in this article? I don't see any,
do you? I guarantee that if you had free access to
customer feedback for our IG-133-series of ionizer
models, you might see two complaints out of all the
thousands we have sold over the years. I am not making
in that article they say "some" ionizers
might be harmful. And admittedly, it might even be
said that a careful study of that article is not
loudly proclaiming that all ionizers are bad. But
do you have the time to study and reread articles?
Apparently, neither do most people.
One company has even filed a
complaint about the article FTC
Against Consumer Reports Magazine,
saying that the "Watch Dog Agency
May Be Doing Consumers More Harm
There's a lot more that could be
said about the Consumer Reports review. What do you think? We'd
like to hear from you.