The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, touting that consumers who happen to own this particular digital camera which is not two years old ought to stop using this particular shooter unless otherwise instructed. Apart from that, do bear in mind that it is also illegal to resell, or to make an attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Apparently, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera happens to have a chemical which is used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the camera, that might result in skin or eye irritation, and could also be the cause of an allergic reaction to the user.
The remedy to this particular situation? Consumers ought to stop using the recalled camera right away, as well as drop Canon’s Customer Support Center a message anytime between 10am and 10pm ET from Monday to Friday as they are eligible for a free repair, or you can also take the online route and click on Recalled for Repair for additional information. Approximately 14,000 units of the PowerShot SX50 HS has been sold, and the affected cameras come with serial numbers beginning with “69″, “70″ or “71″ and have “1″ as the sixth digit of the serial number. You can check out the serial number which is located on the side or bottom of the camera housing. [Press Release]