The Japan Warm Water Bidet Council, which represents nine bidet manufacturers, reported at least 105 cases of incidents involving flaming or smoking bidet toilets since 1984, the Trade Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
High-tech toilets fitted with warm water sprayers and dryers are a standard fixture in Japanese homes. Toto's problematic Z series of bidets also feature a pulsating massage spray, a built-in-the-bowl deodorizer and a lid that opens and closes automatically.
I wonder if there's any level of corruption and behind the scenes shenanigans with regards to the Japan Warm Water Bidet Council? That must be the pinnacle to toilet professionals. If they had that in the U.S., I'd bet money that the mafia would be controlling it.
I'm not quite sure I'd be comfortable having a pulsating massage spray directed towards my derriere. Have you ever heard those stories about people falling off the back of a jet ski, and having certain orifices ripped wide open. Forget about possible fires, what about possible water pressure build up.
This is an idea to consider as a nice Mother's Day present though. We got MM a padded toilet seat a few years ago, we could always upgrade. I wouldn't sit on the thing, but she may like it. For anyone interested in learning more about toilets in general, you can visit the web site of Toiletology. (I kid you not)