Chemical used in rubber prompts camera recall

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera (Photo courtesy
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera (Photo courtesy

UNITED STATES (WAVY) — Certain cameras are being recalled due to possible allergic reactions caused by chemicals.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises customers to stop using certain Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras. The CPSC said a chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the camera can cause skin or eye irritation, or even an allergic reaction.

About 14,000 of the cameras were sold from October 2013 through this January at several major retailers.

The CPSC said the affected cameras have serial numbers beginning with “69”, “70” or “71” and have “1” as the sixth digit of the serial number.

If you have one of the recalled cameras, call the Canon Customer Support Center toll-free at (855) 226-3277 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also click here for more information.



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