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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by Ranger on Mon 27th Jul 2009 01:35 UTC
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This quote:

“The feds, the government guys came in. They looked at this thing and they said, 'not yet. Might be a problem down the line if we get more information, but not yet.' We can’t ask this company to recall the product.'”

And to think that the same governemt, through a different arm, wants to have life & death decsisions over healthcare?

Not trying to insert politics here, but I've always thought that the CPSC was pretty much a useless org that was never proactive, only reactive.

Even thought they're, 'supposed,' to be the advocate for the consumers.

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