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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Don't buy Apple computers if you 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 second hand smoke,” because the computers had become “contaminated with cigarette smoke, which they consider a bio-hazard.”

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?

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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—Apple 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 second hand smoke,” 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 Steve Jobs 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 brominated flame retardants (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?


1 comment:

BareFootWannaBe said...

wow thats kind of extreme.. whats up with that, steve jobs is so weird. what if you smoke other things?

what are your opinions on ecigs btw? i know there's a lot of benefits of ecigs but also a lot of negatives for these cigs too right?