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Kodak Issues DigiCam Recall

9/09/2002 02:08:00 PM Eastern

Rochester, N.Y. - Kodak, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced today that it is voluntarily recalling about 75,000 DC5000-model digital cameras worldwide that have given users electrical shocks.

According to Kodak, consumers using the cameras can suffer from an electrical shock. The problem was blamed on a manufacturing defect.

Kodak has received 12 reports, including six in the U.S., of consumers who experienced an electrical shock while changing batteries, or installing or removing the memory card or USB cable. There have been no reports of serious injury.

These are Kodak DC5000-model cameras. The brand name and model number is written on the front of the camera at the bottom right-hand corner. All DC5000 cameras carry a plate on the bottom of the camera containing the Kodak product identifier reading 'KJCAA' followed by an eight-digit serial number. The serial number range is 01800001 through 11700825.

Department, electronic, computer and camera stores, as well as mail order and web retailers sold these cameras nationwide from June 2000 through August 2002 for between $600 and $700.

Kodak said it will cover the cost of inspection, any necessary repair and shipping to and from Kodak repair centers.

The recall includes the DC5000 model only. No other Kodak cameras are affected.

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