Canon Recalls to Repair PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras

Canon has received one report of itching and two reports of eye redness and pain.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 06, 2014
Recall number: 14-128
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  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera

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    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera

  • Side view of serial number plate on the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera

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    Side view of serial number plate on the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera

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.

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. 

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 14,000

Description

The PowerShot SX50 HS is a black compact digital camera. The words “PowerShot SX50 HS” are 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.   

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon to arrange a free repair. 

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

  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera

  • Side view of serial number plate on the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera