Nothing happens other than excessive disposal cost - unless the unit is resold
for use, then there is no problem whatsoever. If, however, it goes the other
way(saying there's none and there really is some), then there could be
significant fines and jail time if someone opens the walls and gets exposed.
Let me know what you find out, I also have a diebold data safe that I
mean to offer for sale.
I believe that they all use drywall type material instead of
asbestos. Drywall gypsum has better heat resistance, because it can
absorb a lot of heat while thermally disintegrating. It does not
really need asbestos.
It's true that asbestos is not required for the insulative qualities.
However, in a lot of older gypsum-lined apparatus that would be exposed
to heat, they used chopped asbestos fiber to reinforce the poured gypsum,
so that it would not crack during curing, oven drying, and handling.
Cracks would condemn the safe in a fire; very quickly, actually.
I'd call Diebold. As far as I know, they are still in the
ATM business, at least. I suspect they HAVE to answer such
questions by law. "Data safe" sounds like it is for protecting
computer media, and therefor is probably fairly recent, so it has
a good chance to be asbestos-free.
I finally found a phone number that works. Diebold says (according to their
legal department) they never knowingly used asbestos in their products, but if
your going to scrap the item, proceed as if asbestos is present.
That's a non-answer. Actually they do know if asbestos was an
ingredient in the insulating plaster. What they don't know is how much
asbestos came in other ingredients.
When I was selling a house many years back, the buyer's broker wanted
me to certify that the house had no UFFI in the walls. I declined to
sign, because while I had seen no UFFI, I had and did not plan to open
up all the walls and inspect for UFFI. Legally, my answer was
"unknown", and there is no legal duty to investigate. The broker
Thank you for the contact us page on their website - I am currently awaiting a
response from Diebold directly via the internet, since their main number was not
answered when I called several times.
On Thursday, August 1, 2013 7:18:01 PM UTC-4, Environova wrote:
Here's a general tip for what to do when a large company doesn't respond to
a "normal" contact: Search on their web site for the corporate governance
office or the investor relations office. In my experience, these phones ALW
AYS get answered, and usually by someone who is more than happy to connect
you to the right department.
In this case:
Primary IR Contact
Investor Relations Department 9-B-16
5995 Mayfair Road
North Canton, OH 44720
Outside the U.S.:330-490-3790
Thank you for the contact number (I was unable to find it on the internet), it
Diebold says they never knowingly used asbestos in their products, but if you're
going to damage the integrity (like would happen at a scrap yard) then you
should proceed as if asbestos is present.
On Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:18:02 PM UTC-4, Environova wrote:
Not that anyone sees replies from google, but this may be of some use...
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