Hm - is there any prove for your claim?
Here in Europe who have two options:
1) legal warranty, ensuring that the product had no failures when
delivered to you. 24 months, while within the first 6 months the dealer
had to prove that a failure was because of the customer's abuse
2) manufacturers warranty: this can be anything that the manufacturer
will add as an optional bonus. The manufacturer or the dealer cannnot
negotiate the legal warranty. But he may limit his own, free warranty to
anything that he claims as limitations (such as no refill; resend in
original box on your own cost; plug in on wednesdays only; purchased
in this country only, ...)
3) delivery waranty: you may return anything that was ordered via phone
or internet within 14 days of delivery.
I guess, comp.periphs.printers is not us.comp.periphs.printers.
Which warranty do you speak about?
Where's the warrany located on the web sites?
1 year for:
This warranty does not cover any accessories, or any consumables, such as paper or ink cartridges, as to which there shall be no warranty or replacement.
This limited warranty shall only apply if the Product is used in conjunction with compatible computers, peripheral equipment and software. Canon USA shall have no responsibility for such items except for compatible Canon brand peripheral equipment covered by a separate warranty ("Separate Warranty").
This limited warranty [...] does not apply in the following cases:
(b) Use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by Canon USA) that cause damage to the Product or cause abnormally frequent service calls or service problems.
DO NOT INCLUDE ANY OTHER ITEMS WITH THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT IN THE RETURN SHIPPING CARTON, AND BE SURE TO RETAIN YOUR PRINTHEAD AND INK CARTRIDGE(S) AND TANK(S).
This states rather clearly that Canon may refuse any warranty for
damages that may be caused by refilled or 3rd party cartridges.