Apple to halt sale of iSight, Airport Base Stations, eMac, and other products in Europe

“Apple Computer will be forced to discontinue the sale of several products in Europe next month because they fail to meet compliance with a European Union directive that will go into effect on July 1st,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“In 2003, the European Union adopted the Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, also known as the RoHS directive,” Marsal reports. “Effective July 1, 2006, the directive prohibits the sale of electronics that contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and brominated flame retardants.”

Marsal reports, “A handful of Apple products will not meet all the requirements and will therefore be withdrawn from sale in Europe. These products include the iSight, AirPort Base Station With Modem, AirPort Base Station Power Over Ethernet & Antenna, iPod shuffle External Battery Pack and all versions of the eMac all-in-one desktop computer.”

More info in the full article here.

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66 Comments

  1. “…In other news, the Earth has a fever. Human pollution is the cause….”

    Yeah yeah. Big whoop. I’ve read “hottest in 2000 years” and “hottest in 400 years.”

    Junk science is what it is I guess.

    Just where did they keep all those cars 2000 years ago and what was the price of gasoline back then?

  2. you moron, did you know that using a macintosh is like being french ?
    being a few (mac=5%, french= 1% of world population), think they have the best solution, the more “élégante” and think the others are just cowboy who havent see the truth

  3. iSight – being integrated into monitors, check.

    AirPort Base Station With Modem working on new model, check

    AirPort Base Station Power Over Ethernet & Antenna ditto, check

    iPod shuffle External Battery Pack Shuffle being discontinued, new iPod model, check

    All versions of the eMac all-in-one desktop computer being discontinued, new “e” Mac coming, check

    So I guess we just figured out what new Apple hardware is going to come by July 1, 2006 huh?

    HAHAHAHA

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