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08-14-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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My Pentax doesn't make me itch :-) Canon recall

Canon Recalls for Repair EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras Due to Risk of Allergic Reaction

I found this amusing -

Canon Recalls for Repair EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras Due to Risk of Allergic Reaction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Cameras

Units: About 68,200

Importer: Canon U.S.A., Inc., of Lake Success, N.Y.

Hazard: A chemical used in the camera's rubber grips can result in a reaction that changes the grips from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: Canon U.S.A., Inc. has received one report of a consumer who developed a minor rash after contact with a surface where the camera had been.

Description: This recall involves EOS Rebel T4i digital SLR cameras with a 12-digit serial number that contain a second digit that is a "3" or "4" and a sixth digit that is a "1." Serial numbers are printed on the bottom of the camera. The Canon logo and the model name are printed on the front of the camera.

Sold at: B&H Photo, Best Buy and camera and mass merchandise stores nationwide and Amazon.com and other online retailers between June 2012 and July 2012 for between $850 and $1,200.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (855) 902-3277 between 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's website at Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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I wonder how many known issues have been admitted and addressed by Pentax after warranty for free over the years. The one that came to my mind was the K-5 sensor stain.

How about cracked Z-1/Z-1p bottom?
Cracked MZ/ZX bodies plastic mirror gear?
MZ/ZX flash failed to pop up?
Sensor tilt?
Banding?
Blown built-in flash circuit?
Stuck 540FGZ shoe pin?
Broken 540FGZ battery cover clips?
Stuck 540FGZ zoom mechanism?
Broken K10D AF switch?
Self-detached K-5 lens release button?
Loose screws on Limited lenses?
Optical misalignment?
SDM?
What else?
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lol but it doesn't irritate me I'm not sure if I get what your saying?
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QuoteOriginally posted by vievetrick Quote
lol but it doesn't irritate me I'm not sure if I get what your saying?
It's wlachan. You have to take everything he says with a pinch of salt because if there is an opportunity to stomp on Pentax he takes it. Similar lists to his Pentax one can be made for all manufacturers.


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Ahh thanks Frog appreciate the heads up
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Gee...I thought Canons were perfect. Who would have thunk?
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You could just avoid all the issues with imported cameras and buy an american made DSLR . . . laughing
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Canon issued a recall a while back, and now the CPSC is acting like they are doing something great to justify their existence?
At least the Orioles are having a good year for a change, well see about tonight.

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My K-5 makes me itch... When I haven't used it in a couple days.
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Just one more reason to avoid Canon shooters! Otis has banned them from within 1000 yards of his Woods of Otis long before this recall....now he will probably just shoot them on sight! Relax before you hit the complaint button! Otis uses assault rifles with Nerf slugs.......anyhow, he says he does?

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Will Canon be giving out Benadryl with their gear in the future.

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I bet Ricoh would love to be able to sell about 68,200 cameras in a month.....

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I bet Ricoh would love to be able to sell about 68,200 cameras in a month.....

Benadryl would like to package with those Canon units.
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