I agree that the debate is beside the point, if the law requires that you be informed, then you should have been informed. I don’t know what happened in the case of you or your friend, but I was informed.
I am glad that I was informed. Mine isn’t cracked, but I will keep a closer eye on it from now on. I’m inspecting it each time I change the reservoir, which I hadn’t thought to do before the notice.
…plus I peer inside with a flashlight, and check for cat hairs … just because … LOL