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Kodak To Recall 75,000 Digital Cameras

Sep 9, 2002 | AP

Eastman Kodak Co. has agreed to recall about 75,000 digital cameras worldwide because of risks that users can suffer an electrical shock, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Monday.

Because of a manufacturing defect in the Kodak DC5000 Zoom Digital Camera, users can get a shock when changing the batteries, installing or removing the memory card, or attaching or removing a cable to a computer, the agency said.

The CPSC said there have been 12 reports of such incidents, six in the United States, though no one was seriously injured.

The commission urged consumers to immediately stop using the cameras and contact the company for information about repairs. The company has set up a toll-free telephone number for inquiries, 1-888-793-2977.

Kodak has agreed to cover the cost of inspections and repairs as well as shipping to and from repair centers, how much that would cost was not immediately available. A company representative was not immediately available for comment.

The cameras were sold at various electronics and computer stores as well as on the Internet and via mail order between June 2000 and August 2002 for between $600 and $700.

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