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PSone grounded

Customs officials in the Netherlands stop shipment of consoles

Core Magazine is reporting on an interesting story from the Netherlands. The Dutch government has supposedly blocked the sale of PSone consoles and accessories due to abnormally high levels of cadmium in the devices. Cadmium is used in the production of PSone due to its conductive properties, but overexposure has been linked to severe kidney problems. Customs officials are apparently holding 800,000 pieces of hardware, worth an estimated $162 million. No other country is thought to be withholding PSone consoles at this time.

Source - Core Magazine

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