Canon Issues Recall on More Than 68,000 Rebel T4is Due to Grips Causing Rashes

Are you the once-proud owner of a Canon Rebel T4i DSLR? Has your camera’s grip changed from black to white? Have you developed a rash from touching the white grip? Apparently there’s at least one of you out there, because Canon has issued a voluntary recall on nearly 68,200 of its T4i DSLRs. As we first reported last month, some of the DSLRs were loaded with too much “rubber accelerator”, which can lead to a chemical reaction that causes allergic reactions.

The company issued an advisory at the time and offered free repairs, but is now cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in issuing the recall — despite the fact that it has only received a single report of a “minor rash”.

The recall covers T4i cameras that have a 12-digit serial with the second digit being either “3” or “4” and the sixth digit being “1”. The product advisory page on the Canon website has a simple form in which you can enter your serial to learn whether your camera is affected.

If your camera is one of the diseased ones, you’re advised to “immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.”

(via CPSC via Engadget)

  • 54545454

    fear of us lawyers….. what a joke.

  • Shane Stiles

    Hard to believe just one complaint would result in such a massive recall.

  • Sasha

    Damn. Mine is affected.
    I’m really pissed at the shop I bought it from: they sold this to me well after Canon found out about this and told everyone.

  • Tom

    Considering these bodies have been shipped throughout the world, it may be useful to note that they are labeled “EOS 650D” in pretty much every market (well, except North America where it’s the Rebel T4i, and in Japan where it’s the EOS Kiss X6i)

  • J. Ozuna

    I agree. I keep thinking about the scene in the movie “Fight Club” where they explain the corporate formula used to determine whether or not to issue a recall. Essentially, if it costs less to settle a lawsuit than to issue a recall, there is no recall.