Delivery stop for the Playstation
Sony has stopped the delivery of 1.3 million Playstation Ones in Europe because the state environmental agency in The Hague (Netherlands) found excessive levels of cadmium in the cables. The Playstation 2 is not affected by this problem.
If cadmium gets into the human organism, the metal can become heavy Cause damage, especially in the kidneys. According to Sony, despite the increased cadmium levels, there is no risk to the health of the user, but the said cables will be replaced in order to also relieve the environment. In addition to the Playstations, an additional 800,000 seized accessories are affected, the value of which is 356 million marks (182 million euros). Despite the severe setback, Sony is still optimistic and a company spokesman announced that delivery of the Playstations will start again in mid-December.
This news was sent in by Benjamin Orlowski