The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of all Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital cameras:
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
It deemed that a chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinder can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction to the user.
Canon has received one report of itching and two reports of eye redness and pain.
The camera was sold and purchased from OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart and on various websites including Amazon.com, Best Buy.com and BHPhotoVideo.com from October 2013 through January 2014 for about $430.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon to arrange a free repair.
Read the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Recall.