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Canon USA had previously warned that the front rubber grips on some EOS Rebel T4i units may turn white due to a substance called zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate).
Today. the The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled about 68,200 cameras sold by major US retailers for repair.

"WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product."



Aug 14, 2012 at 07:41 PM
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Ouch!


Aug 14, 2012 at 07:43 PM
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That's going to cost a pretty penny!


Aug 14, 2012 at 07:47 PM
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Bad luck for those who bought them.

Its not yet a European recall by the looks of things, but an "important information":

http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_650D.aspx?type=important&faqtcmuri=tcm:14-948234



Aug 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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What exactly is a "voluntary recall"? The consumer has the option to send the camera back or keep it knowing the risks?


Aug 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM
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Has anyone checked the current Japanese cameras for radiation?
Maybe its time?



Aug 14, 2012 at 09:57 PM
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This is why it pays not to rush out and buy them as soon as they first hit the streets. Not what Canon needs, not as much as the user not needing this.


Aug 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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vsg28 wrote:
What exactly is a "voluntary recall"? The consumer has the option to send the camera back or keep it knowing the risks?


Voluntary means the company recalled them without being ordered to by the government.



Aug 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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"It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product." So does this mean that if anyone doesn't send it in for the recall fix, then sells it on the B&S, etc., that they're breaking the law? Sounds like it...


Aug 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?cid=8722


Ziram - Compound Summary (CID 8722)
Also known as: Zinc dimethyldithiocarbamate, Carbazinc, 137-30-4, Fuclasin, Methazate, Zarlate, Aazira, Cymate, Tsimat

Molecular Formula: C6H12N2S4Zn Molecular Weight: 305.81288 InChIKey: DUBNHZYBDBBJHD-UHFFFAOYSA-L

An industrial fungicide with low mammalian toxicity, although it does possess an irritant capacity for skin and mucous membranes



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I don't know what possessed Canon to change from what was working (on all their previous models) to a rubber coating that can cause skin rashes...


Aug 15, 2012 at 01:04 AM
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rscheffler wrote:
"It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product." So does this mean that if anyone doesn't send it in for the recall fix, then sells it on the B&S, etc., that they're breaking the law? Sounds like it...


yeah, if i had one i'd make sure to keep hold of the recall fix papers from canon if i had one with the bad serial #s otherwise i imagine the resell value will be crazy low



Aug 15, 2012 at 01:16 AM
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I received one of the first T4i bodies on June 15 - they were first announced June 8.

My body was not on the recall list.

I recently bought a second one with the 18-135 mm STM lens that arrived on July 31. That one is also not on the list.

Based on that I would assume that it is fairly safe to buy one now, as they likely pulled all of teh bodies taht were still in teh pipeline or at dealers.

I was a little frustrated at first, assuming that first body would be recalled. But ... no.

Sounds like a vendor issue with the treatment of their product (the rubber for the grip.)

The T4i is a very nice upgrade from the T3i, FWIW.

Michael



Aug 15, 2012 at 01:32 AM
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Lan11 wrote:
Has anyone checked the current Japanese cameras for radiation?
Maybe its time?


Time for some background information:




Edited on Aug 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM · View previous versions



Aug 15, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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http://news.consumerreports.org/safety/2010/02/unsafe-by-definition-voluntary-recall-.html

Unsafe by definition: Voluntary recall

Feb 15, 2010 8:00 AM
What it is: Most recalls of defective products are characterized as "voluntary," a confusing term that can lead consumers to believe that the recall is optional. But voluntary recall is just government-speak for a deal that a manufacturer or retailer of a hazardous product has negotiated with the federal agency in charge of overseeing the safety of that product category. Voluntary recall would also seem to indicate that there are “mandatory recalls” that can be issued by the government should manufacturers or retailers refuse to cooperate, but nearly all the recalls announced last
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Aug 15, 2012 at 02:33 AM
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Are they Japanese cameras?

EBH



Aug 15, 2012 at 03:47 AM
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Monito wrote:
Without reference to the person posting...








although if a few specs of plutonium were to settle into the box packed up too close to the wrong sort of incident and you opened it and inhaled them that chart would all go to pot



Aug 15, 2012 at 03:47 AM
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True enough, but I rather suspect that driving across Nevada, or hiking Zion, Bryce, etc. on a blustery day, places you are much greater risk of inhaling that lethal speck of Pu than buying a dozen cameras.

As recalls go, this seems pretty harmless. Periodically washing the grips should (?) forestall just about any conceivable health issue.

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Aug 15, 2012 at 03:57 AM
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irish-george wrote:
I don't know what possessed Canon to change from what was working (on all their previous models) to a rubber coating that can cause skin rashes...


Not sure in this case but manufacturers are always trying to improve their materials and processes, for higher yields, better quality, and/or lower costs. Helps improve products but the occasional mistake is inevitable.



Aug 15, 2012 at 04:30 AM
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skibum5 wrote:
although if a few specs of plutonium were to settle into the box packed up too close to the wrong sort of incident and you opened it and inhaled them that chart would all go to pot


Probably not actually - Pu has an extremely long half-life (tens of thousands of years), which means it emits very low levels of radiation. You'd need something with a very short half-life, like Po, to get dangerous doses from a few specs.



Aug 15, 2012 at 05:37 AM
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