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Smoking Near Apple Computers Creates Biohazard, Voids Warranty

In two separate incidents, a couple of readers from the Consumerist found out the hard way that their warranties were voided due to smoking when their systems were taken in for repair. Seems some Apple repair personnel take the dangers of secondhand smoke very seriously and consider computer systems exposed to the stuff as contaminated equipment.

Last week, and angry Apple owner Jennifer wrote:

"I own a mac and live in Oklahoma. Recently the burner stopped working. We have AppleCare so we took it in 2 days ago for repair. We just recieved a call today stating we needed to come get it because they are refusing to work on it due to health hazards from second hand smoke due to OSHA violations."