|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 800-3854
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: BC-50 Battery Chargers
Units: About 5,300
Importer: Fujifilm U.S.A. Inc., of Valhalla, N.Y.
Hazard: The plastic portion of the unit's power plug can crack or detach, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled BC-50 battery chargers were included with the Fujifilm FinePix F100fd digital cameras and are identified by the production lot codes "WCAA" and "WCAB", which can be located on the back of the battery charger unit, in the lower, right-hand corner. The battery chargers were also sold separately as an optional accessory for the FinePix F100fd and F50fd digital cameras and have production lot codes of "WBAD" and "WFBA". Battery chargers packaged with the Fujifilm Finepix F50d digital cameras are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Camera and photo supply retailers nationwide from March 2008 through September 2008 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled battery chargers immediately and contact the firm for a free replacement charger.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fujifilm at (800) 800-3854 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fujifilmusa.com
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