Puckdropper
Carbon Monoxide Detectors do that
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:47am
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I guess their sensor is only good for 7 years or so, but it's annoying to have to replace them. Good thing they're competitive market goods so the price is reasonable.

Some European countries have interesting "after sale" policies to prevent such nonsense. It's things like parts have to be made available for X number of years, etc. I wonder how they'd handle cars that shut down after 8 years for "legal and safety" reasons. (I bet the "legal" reasons will be like the things that state "It _MAY_ be a violation of federal law to use this product in a way inconsistent with its labeling." (Emphasis mine.))

    • things could go very bad in that regard. And if the DRMs help the company create extra revenue, they'll probably go that route regardless if it screws over the customers because in the end, if they're large enough, they know they'll win. I'm waiting to see some stupid car thing come out like: ... more
      • Carbon Monoxide Detectors do that- Puckdropper, Tue Oct 12 2021 4:47am
        • that expires so it stops working. That makes sense in that regard. Or maybe it's based on average life span? Like, some may work for 15 years but most fail between 6-10?
          • I think it's something like the item decays when exposed to - Puckdropper, Sun Oct 24 2021 4:29am
            air, so after 7 years the CO detector just won't work. I'm sure the manufacturers don't mind. Why develop something better if they have a guaranteed revenue stream? (They're also required by law in many places and if you've got gas appliances and don't have them you NEED to get one. Seriously.... more
            • Here in NY I believe we're suppose to have both... - Erik_, Mon Nov 01 2021 2:27am
              by law. Smoke detectors and CO detectors. When we bought our house like 6+ years ago the previous owner was like "I didn't have time to install these, but here's a box with a bunch of detectors to install". We agreed to them and some how having the detectors available in the box like that was ... more
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