Canon Recalls to Repair PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras Due to Risk of Allergic Reaction

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.



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Canon Recalls to Repair PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras Due to Risk

of Allergic Reaction

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should

stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to

resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras

Hazard: A chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the

camera can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction to the

user.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras

and contact Canon to arrange a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Canon Customer Support Center toll-free at (855)

226-3277 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or

online at www.usa.canon.com and click on Recalled for Repair for more

information.

Photos are available at

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Canon-Recalls-to-Repair-PowerShot-SX50-HS-Digital-Cameras.

Recall Details

Units: About 14,000

Description: The PowerShot SX50 HS is a black compact digital camera.

The words "PowerShot SX50 HS" is printed on the top of the camera.

The affected cameras have serial numbers beginning with "69", "70" or

"71" and have "1" as the sixth digit of the serial number. The serial

number is on the side or bottom of the camera housing.

Incidents/Injuries: Canon has received one report of itching and two

reports of eye redness and pain.

Sold at: Camera and mass merchandise retailers nationwide including

OfficeMax, Sam's Club, Staples, Target and Walmart and on various

websites including Amazon.com, Best Buy.com and BHPhotoVideo.com from

October 2013 through January 2014 for about $430.

Manufacturer: Miyazaki Daishin Canon Inc., of Miyazaki, Japan, and

Nagasaki Canon Inc., of Nagasaki, Japan

Importer: Canon U.S.A. Inc., of Melville, New York

Manufactured in: Japan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting

the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with

the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's

jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer

product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC

is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that

pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to

ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power

tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a

decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer

products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a

publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory

recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to

www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or

teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers

can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on

Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

Media Contact Please use the phone numbers below for all media

requests. Phone: (301) 504-7908 Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline Contact us at this toll-free number

if you have questions about a recall: 800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

Times: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime Call to get

product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe

products.

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