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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.
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
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
Photos are available at
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
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