[iyonix-support] Re: E.U. Banning sales of Iyonix

  • From: Chris Evans <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: iyonix-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 10:14:33 +0100 (BST)

On Sun 06 Aug, Allan Dawes wrote:
> I have just read a disturbing article on drobe.co.uk that suggests the
> Iyonix is barred from being sold in the E.U, due to the levels of lead used
> in the solding process, (If it's not Bill Gates trying to stop Risc OS, it's
> the Government), which is based on the fact that PC's are upgraded every few
> months, and yet RiscOS based systems are for life (My StrongARM RiscPC is
> still going and still proving useful). Can anyone who owns a PC that they
> have built themselves say that they haven't had to return more than 1 item
> for being either faulty, or just not what it says on the box?
> Natrualy, this news might have some people on edge, especialy as the Iyonix
> is still in it's prime, and future plans are just aound the corner. I'm
> wondering how this problem can be 'got round', as I had been looking forward
> to buying another Iyonix.

Castle tell me they have stock 'in the distribution chain' to satisfy demand
for some weeks/months and that after that further batches of motherboards
will comply with RoHS.

n.b. Castle are closing for a week or so's holiday later in the month but we
have stock of a 512MB Aria and expect an X323C later this week and other
models next week!

> Is there a way around the problem, or is there an Iyonix 2 on the horizon. I
> would so badly like to know, as I do want another of these fabulous machines
> at next years Wakefield show, so that I can have a go with the networking
> from RiscOS to RiscOS (among other things).

Chris Evans

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