Recall date: November 19, 2014
Recall number: 15-029

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Olympus DS-5500 digital audio recorders
The recalled recorders can overheat when charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers and property.
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 and click on "Repair Your Product" under the "Support" tab for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

About 500

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.


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


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.

Sold At:

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


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


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

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