Olympus recalls film cameras for overheating, poses burn hazard
March 14, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
in cooperation with Olympus America Inc.,
of Melville, N.Y, have announced a recall of various Olympus-brand 35mm film cameras
sold from January 1989 through December
1995. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
A defect with the flash circuit in these
cameras can cause it to smoke and overheat
when the camera is turned on. This poses
a possible burn hazard to consumers.
Olympus America Inc. has received 21
reports of camera or flash circuitry overheating
in the U.S. with no reports of injuries.
The recall includes the Infinity Twin,
AF-1 Twin, Infinity Zoom 200 series, AZ
200 series, and Quantary Infinity Zoom
222 Olympus-brand 35mm film cameras. The
model name is printed on the face of the
camera. These cameras have a built-in flash.
Consumers should stop using these cameras
and contact Olympus for information on
receiving the free repair for this defect.
For additional information,
contact Olympus at (800) 480-1247 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,
or go to the firm's website at www.olympusamerica.com.