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Olympus expands recall of Infinity cameras

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Olympus have announced a voluntary recall of two camera models because of a defect in the flash circuit.

Olympus is adding its Infinity Zoom 76 and Promaster Infinity Twin to its March 2006 recall of the Infinity Twin, AF-1 Twin, Infinity Zoom 200 series, AZ 200 series, and Quantary Infinity Zoom 222 Olympus-brand 35mm film cameras.

These cameras may overheat and smoke, posing a burn hazard to users.

Olympus has received 21 reports of overheating in the U.S. with no reports of injuries.

About 1.2 million cameras were sold between January 1989 and December 1995 at department, electronic and camera stores and mail-order retailers.

Consumers should stop using these cameras and contact Olympus for a free repair.

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