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re: Reliability testing enables medical devices to meet RoHS lead-free mandates
ndancer   10/19/2011 4:39:43 PM
It's actually funny, this ... I just finished reading several complaints in an adjacent article about how much more reliable older (analog) devices were. And now, RoHS is mandating medical devices be compliant based on "Well, all the rest of the industry has figured out how to handle lead free." Sorry, idiots. It's the consumer that has learned how to handle it. They just throw it away. That means, if a pacemaker fails due to a tin whisker, well, we just follow suit and throw it away - into the cemetery! That's what I call, "Progress by uninformed legislation." Of course, maybe that's part of the plan - reduce medical costs by forcing the old and infirm to die because of planned obsolescence? I can think of no other reason they'd take this attitude. I mean, of course, if they really cared about science, they could actually investigate it rather than legislate by pseudo-statistics.

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