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[4]: How I feel
by DrillSgt on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How I feel"
DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

Other than Apple, name one.



Dell, Toshiba, HP, Sony etc..they all hid the exploding battery issue until the Media got a hold of it. The list would be much shorter for companies that actually acted responsibly, though I can't think of any for that list sadly.

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RE[5]: How I feel
by tupp on Fri 24th Jul 2009 05:07 in reply to "RE[4]: How I feel"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Dell, Toshiba, HP, Sony etc..they all hid the exploding battery issue until the Media got a hold of it.

Actively hiding an issue and not mentioning it have very different ethical implications. Actively hiding an issue in a sinister manner is even more damning.

So, are you claiming that Dell, Toshiba, HP and Sony filed "exemption after exemption" with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to prevent the public from learning of the problem, as did Apple?

Are you also claiming that Dell, Toshiba, HP and Sony discredited online those who attempt to warn others of the problem, as did Apple?

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RE[6]: How I feel
by DrillSgt on Fri 24th Jul 2009 15:57 in reply to "RE[5]: How I feel"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

Actively hiding an issue and not mentioning it have very different ethical implications. Actively hiding an issue in a sinister manner is even more damning.

So, are you claiming that Dell, Toshiba, HP and Sony filed "exemption after exemption" with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to prevent the public from learning of the problem, as did Apple?

Are you also claiming that Dell, Toshiba, HP and Sony discredited online those who attempt to warn others of the problem, as did Apple?


I have no idea if any of them filed exemptions or not. The fact is they all hid it like Apple did with this. I am not defending Apple at all, I am just saying that businesses do this type of crap all the time. I don;t agree with it, but sadly, it happens and they all do it. It is just a matter of who gets caught.

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