http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20609557-661,00.html "CHOICE has listed Apple's iPod in the top ten of its 2006 Shonky Awards citing faulty hardware and warranty issues as the product's weak points. The Apple product was awarded The Choice iShonk for Dual-level Shonkyness prize today. It joined such products as a Black And Gold meat pie, a NUK dummy considered a choking hazard, and the Life Miracle magnetic laundry system that claims to clean your clothes without detergent, in the 10 worst products reviewed this year. In a media release today Choice listed the reasons for the Apple product's selection. "An iPod is a significant investment, so you dont want your Apple to be a lemon," it stated. "And if there is something wrong with it, youd expect an easy repair and warranty service. Podluck. "Several readers complained about cracked screens, faulty batteries and problems with sound reproduction." Choice then outlined the second reason for awarding the iPod, which qualified it for the Duel-level Shonky Award. "Apple doesnt allow retailers to handle complaints under warranty (which is their obligation under Fair Trading laws) you have to send your faulty iPod to Apple yourself via Australia Post.," Choice said. "And if they decide the fault isnt covered by the warranty, youll have to foot the entire bill."