Not the only ones
Chucked my HP printer in the recycling, it at first complains about non HP ink cartridges and then refuses to print. If I am happy with the print quality from the non HP cartridges then it is MY choice about using them.
Some cars now complain and wont work if you replace parts from one car with those from another
It is ridiculous. These things should leave the manufacturer open to having the product returned as unsuitable for reasonable use and forced to issue a refund covering the purchase price, postage, compensation for the loss of use (perhaps the cost of the equipment per day... lets say a minimum assumption of 10 days plus their refund time).
This sort of practice needs stamping out and hard. Unfortunately most of these manufacturers are dumping great stacks of cash in the back pocket of governments and legislation to prevent the practice is not forth coming