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[7]: How I feel
by tupp on Fri 24th Jul 2009 17:52 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: How I feel"
tupp
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2006-11-12

The fact is they all hid it like Apple did with this... I am just saying that businesses do this type of crap all the time... and they all do it. It is just a matter of who gets caught.

No. Others don't hide dangerous problems anywhere near to the extent that Apple did. Apple actively petitioned the CPSC to prevent information from getting to the public. Apple also actively discredited online those who tried to warn others of the dangerous problem.

These acts are particularly sinister. I know of no other company that has gone to such devious lengths.

In the case of Apple filing multiple exemptions with the CPSC, it is not a matter of who gets caught, as those exemption filings are public record.

So, I ask again:
1. Are you claiming that Dell, Toshiba, HP and Sony is as despicable as Apple, by filing "exemption after exemption" with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to prevent the public from learning of a dangerous problem, as did Apple?

2. Are you also claiming that Dell, Toshiba, HP and Sony is as despicable as Apple, by discredited online those who attempt to warn others of a dangerous problem, as did Apple?

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