Canon and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a general voluntary recall of EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Cameras, making it illegal to resell the product at the moment.
Around 68,200 units were recalled for repairs after it was noticed that a chemical present in the rubber grips of the SLR camera can cause an unwanted reaction. The grips can end up turning white and it is possible that the consumer developes skin irritations.
The good news is that so far there is only 1 incident that has reported. In addition, the recall is only affecting those units that have “3” or “4” as the second digit in the serial number and the sixth digit has to be “1”. The serial number on the Canon EOS Rebel T4i is printed right on the bottom of the digital camera.
The units in question were sold on Amazon.com, various other online retailers, Best Buy, B&H Photo and some mass merchandise US stores. Shoppers that discover the serial number mentioned above are being asked to stop using the camera and then contact Canon USA in order to have the problem solved. The repair will be free of charge.
According to the recall notice, shoppers can get additional information by calling (855) 902-3277 or by going to the official web site of the company at www.usa.canon.com.