That, of course is a totally unwarranted assumption on my part.
One day a while ago I was taking a shower when the hand held shower hear went sailing to the floor of the shower stall.
Kay at Musings recently posted about a new shower head that looked interesting.
However, I opted for replacing the the part since it was much cheaper to go that way. I am keeping the reference to the unit she mentions though.
The new part (from Lowe's) is plastic. I can only assume it will have a similar fate as the one I replaced. But for now it is holding and it doesn't leak!