Dis is BS at its finest If anyone believes cig smoke can cause harm to a computer, then this nation believes antis too seriously. If someone said cig smoke can harm a cell phone, would a nonsmoker believe sh!t like dat too?
|http://mac.blorge. com/2009/ 11/21/apple- canceling- smokers-warranti es-over-contamin ation/|
Need another reason to quit smoking? This one’s a whopper— is refusing to honor the warranties of Mac owners because the devices have become “contaminated” due to the effects of cigarette smoke.
The Consumerist is reporting the AppleCare experiences of several customers, who are smokers, where Apple has refused to service their Macs due to the “health risks of ,” because the computers had become “contaminated with cigarette smoke, which they consider a bio-hazard.”
The really interesting bit is that the users appealed to who said that company would honor AppleCare technicians decisions not to work on computers that had become tainted with nicotine, which “is on OSHA’s list of hazardous substances.”
If that’s the reason, then what of the known toxins (.pdf)—lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and PBB and PBDE (BFRs)—that can be found inside Apple products?
When emotion takes over
The really twisted bit here is that Apple’s warranty contains no references to tobacco. Moreover, if Apple does have a policy of not honoring the warranty on Macs used by smokers, then the company should publicly say as much.
Although smoking certainly isn’t healthy and a dirty habit, it seems patently absurd that the Macs had become toxic. These are hysterical, emotion driven reactions by Apple and surprisingly Jobs himself.
At the very least, these people should either have their Macs repaired or money refunded…
What’s your take?