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sabato 2 agosto 2014

Class action in Israele arrivata a conclusione

Il tribunale distrettuale di Tel Aviv ha approvato un accordo transattivo a seguito di una class action contro una società telefonica in merito alle emissioni dei loro telefoni cellulari.
Secondo l'accordo la società dovrà dare una comunicazione chiara ed esplicita sulle precauzioni da avere tenendo il telefono non attaccato al corpo.  Inoltre dovranno vendere ad un prezzo minimo concordato gli auricolari, insieme al telefono.  Inoltre la società dovrà garantire il rispetto (SAR) delle caratteristiche di emissioni , dopo riparazione.



The district court in Tel Aviv, approved yesterday (Monday) a
settlement agreement in a class action that was filed against
the cell phone companies Pelephone and Partner, regarding
radiation emission from mobile phones sold by them. A similar
settlement agreement was signed and approved in the past in
front of Mirs (Hot mobile) while the class action in the same
subject against Cellcom, is still being discussed in the court.
In the class action that was filed in 2010 by lawyer Rony
Kordoner, it was claimed among the rest, that Pelephone and
Partner violate their duty to verify after repairing mobile
phones, that they do not emit forbidden radiation, and that
they do not implement the duty to warn customers about risks
in carrying cell phones close to the body. Pelephone and
Partner did not admit the charges, but they agreed to make a
settlement that was already signed in 2013, but was approved
only now.
According to the settlement agreement, within 180 days the
companies will add warning about carrying the mobile phone
close to the body
, in communication documents for the
customers. The warning will include an explanation that part
of the mobile phones manufacturers ask to avoid carrying the
mobile phone at distance of less than 2.5 cm from the body,
and sometimes even less.
In addition, within 180 days Pelephone will start selling for
a limited period of time, wired earpiece at the price of 10
shekels only
, at all her selling points, in order to help
customers avoid exposure to radiation. Partner committed to
sell a tube for the mobile phone, at lower price instead of an
earpiece. But the main part of the settlement is regarding the
commitment of Pelephone and Partner to do radiation
examinations without payment for mobile phones that were sold
by them and were given for repair. The purpose of the
examinations is to compare the radiation level emitted by the
device, vs. the standard. If the mobile phone exceeds the
standard in more than 12%, the customer will be sent to the
manufacturer for repair. Examination of a mobile phone that
has no problem, will be done for payment. After repairing the
mobile phone, or after the customer will be given a renewed
device that went through repair with regard to the
transmission and reception systems of the mobile phone (RF),
the comparison examination will be done without payment. In
other cases, the examination will be done for payment. In the
settlement, Partner and Pelephone will pay 30,000 each to the
plaintiffs, and 200,000 shekels each to the plaintiffs' lawyers. 
http://www.calcalist.co.il/internet/articles/0,7340,L-3637149,00.html



2013:  Pelephone, Partner agree to supply cheap earphones to
settle suit

Some mobile phone users will be able to buy cheap earphones
for their devices, following the settlement of a class-action
suit with Pelephone and Partner Communications. The companies
had been sued for alleged radiation risks; the plaintiffs
claimed that providers failed to sufficiently warn them about
the risk of holding their phones to their heads. The
settlement with Pelephone - and a similar one with Partner -
requires the company to provide earphones for all models at
NIS 10 apiece for the next nine months. The offer will be
included in customers’ monthly bills. The company also agreed
to do free checks to ensure that the radiation levels of
devices it repairs are safe. It will now issue clear warnings
regarding radiation risks. ‏

(Amitai Ziv, Shelly Appelberg‏)
http://www.haaretz.com/business/business-in-brief.premium-1.500174#

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