Canon has announced a recall of roughly 14,000 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras. 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.
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.
The recalled Canon PowerShot SX50 cameras were 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon to arrange a free repair.
For more information on this recall, contact Canon Customer Support Center toll-free at 855-226-3277.