Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 18:20 UTC, submitted by tupp
Apple It seems Apple is on a roller coaster ride this week, going from bad news to good news, back to bad news again. A local television station from Seattle, US, forced the Consumer Product Safety Commission via the Freedom Of Information Act to hand over an 800-page report about fire hazards posed by Apple's iPod music players. Experts on consumer safety agree that it's time Apple makes public statements about the fire hazards posed by iPods.
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RE: How I feel
by tupp on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 21:00 UTC in reply to "How I feel"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

Agreed.

It is interesting and significant that the Apple lawyers filed multiple extensions to prevent the documentation from getting into the hands of news reporters.

What other electronics company goes to such questionable lengths to cover-up a dangerous problem with their products?

Edited 2009-07-22 21:10 UTC

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RE[2]: How I feel
by Eddyspeeder on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 21:58 in reply to "RE: How I feel"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Did anyone else find it humorous to see that Google Ads "appropriately" places various iPod commercials at the bottom of the OSNews "read more" page for this article? It's almost like: "iPods may severely burn you... BUY ONE NOW! Now with fire-enhancing design packaging."

I'm downright shocked by learning about this type of misconduct by Apple Computer, Inc. It's sickening.

I usually am more 'pro-Apple' but I would never claim to expect such a thing from Microsoft (I'm actually truly impressed by their hardware department). The truth of the matter now is that as far as I know, Microsoft has never been guilty of any such coverup behavior and Apple, obvously, is. Sad!

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RE[3]: How I feel
by sbergman27 on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 22:35 in reply to "RE[2]: How I feel"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I'm downright shocked by learning about this type of misconduct by Apple Computer, Inc.

Glad you finally got rescued from that desert island you'd been stranded on since 1996. ;-)

It's sickening.

Of course it is.

Edited 2009-07-22 22:39 UTC

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RE[2]: How I feel
by DrillSgt on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 07:21 in reply to "RE: How I feel"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

What other electronics company goes to such questionable lengths to cover-up a dangerous problem with their products?


The answer there is every company that wants to make a profit.

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RE[3]: How I feel
by tupp on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 14:43 in reply to "RE[2]: How I feel"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

What other electronics company goes to such questionable lengths to cover-up a dangerous problem with their products?

The answer there is every company that wants to make a profit.


Other than Apple, name one.

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