Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009, 06:00
Well, you’ve got another reason to quit smoking.
On Friday, Consumerist reported that Apple set policy when the company denied several users repairs under its AppleCare Protection Plan (APP) because the machine had been exposed to smoke.
The first case involved a Mid-2007 MacBook under APP that was brought to the Jordan Creek Apple Store in West Des Moines, Iowa, for overheating. Apple voided the warranty because the computer was used in a house where there was smoking. It also refused to work on the machine due to the “health risks of second hand smoke.”
In another case, an iMac under AppleCare was refused repairs because it was deemed “contaminated” by tobacco smoke and and considered a “bio-hazard.”
Apparently nicotine is on OSHA’s list of hazardous and toxic substances and Apple will not force an employee to work on anything deemed hazardous to their health because of the obvious legal exposure that could create.
Apple has yet to release any formal disclosures regarding this new policy and it’s unknown as to whether this is forthcoming.
So, yeah, that habit that’s as addictive as heroin, you might want to quit it if you want to get your money’s worth that you put into an AppleCare plan…
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