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Olympus Recalls Digital Audio Recorders Due to Burn Hazard

  • Olympus DS-5500 digital audio recorder - front view
  • Olympus DS-5500 digital audio recorder - back view
Name of Product:
Olympus DS-5500 digital audio recorders
Hazard:
The recalled recorders can overheat when charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers and property.
Remedy:
Repair
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
November 19, 2014
Units:
About 500
Consumer Contact

Olympus Imaging America Inc., at (800) 622-6372 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.getolympus.com and click on "Repair Your Product" under the "Support" tab for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Olympus digital audio recorders with model number DS-5500. The recorders are black, measure about 4.5 inches tall by 1.9 inches wide by .67 inches thick.  "Olympus" and "Digital Voice Recorder DS-5500" are printed on the front of the recorder.  The recorder has three smart buttons, slide switches, edit functions, 2 GB of memory, an external SD card slot and a 1.7 inch LCD display on the front.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recorders immediately and contact Olympus, or the retailer where the recorder was purchased, to receive a full refund, free repair or a free replacement recorder.

Incidents/Injuries:

Olympus has received three reports of the recorders overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold At:
Camera and electronics stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from February 2014 through June 2014 for about $450.
Importer:

Olympus Imaging America Inc., of Center Valley, Pa.

Manufacturer

Olympus Imaging America Inc., of Center Valley, Pa.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
15-029
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