Olympus Recalls Digital Recorders that Could Overheat While Charging

Olympus Recalls Digital Recorders that Could Overheat While Charging
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November 19, 2014

Olympus is recalling about 500 digital recorders.

The company has received three reports of the DS-5500 recorders overheating while they were charging, posing a burn hazard. No injuries have been reported.

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.

They were sold at camera and electronics stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide from February 2014 through June 2014 for about $450.

The product was manufactured in China.

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

Olympus Imaging America Inc. can be contacted at (800) 622-6372.