Canon’s popular Rebel T4i digital camera is being recalled after a report from a consumer led the company to believe that the rubber grips can cause a skin rash.
The defect in the rubber grips of the Rebel T4i, according to NBCNews.com, is in approximately 68,200 of the manufactured cameras. The good news is that only about 22,100 of the manufactured cameras were actually distributed, the rest were held in inventory.
A chemical used in the rubber grips of the Rebel T4i, has caused at least one consumer to develop a skin rash. Even though Canon uses the same rubbarizing method on several of it’s other cameras, this defect has been limited to this single manufacturing run of the Rebel T4i.
Canon says that not all of the cameras being recalled are guaranteed to have this specific problem, but they are recalling all of the cameras that came off of the assembly line at that time, just to make sure.
The certain cameras being recalled are the ones with specific serial numbers on the bottom plate. If you have a Rebel T4i and the second digit in your camera’s serial number is a 3 or 4 and the sixth digit is a 1, then you are advised to contact Canon to have your camera’s grips replaced. This will be at no cost to the owner of the camera.
Your local camera store might be able to help you out with getting the grips replaced, or you can call Canon’s toll free number at 855-902-3277
If you wish to read more about the recall, you can check out the press release by the U.S. Consumer Product Saftey Commision.