'The Apple store called and informed me that due to the computer having been used in a house where there was smoking, [the warranty has been voided] and they refuse to work on the machine "due to health risks of second hand smoke,"' wrote one customer. Another said, 'When I asked for an explanation, she said [the owner of the iMac is] a smoker and it's contaminated with cigarette smoke, which they consider a bio-hazard!
How long was she smoking next to it , I bet years right .
Jaz smokes and the ashtray is right next to iMac 24 , we brought it in for a HD replacement and Apple said nothing and honored the warranty <-- keep in mind that was like 11 months after we bought it , so I would think it would take years for it to build up to be noticeable , well depends how heavy is the smoker ?
I am not to sure about this OSHA thing ?
1 - I never read anything about that subject , we are big OSHA readers in my industry . Then I could also have missed that subject altogether but I doubt that happening ?
Consider a smokers home over a long period of time , the walls and ceilings would be stained with tar <-- Believe me if OSHA felt that it was a hazard I certainly would know about it and what protective gear my teams would need to have on site .
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