CPSC – Canon Recalls for Repair Wireless File Transmitter Due to Risk of Allergic Reaction

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Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Canon WFT-E7A wireless file transmitter

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The serial number is on a gray metallic plate on the bottom of the unit

WFT-E7AWireless File Transmitter

A chemical used in the rubber part on the top cover of the product can result in a reaction that changes the rubber from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer.

Canon Customer Support Center; toll-free at (855) 902-3277, from 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday (except holidays), or online at www.usa.canon.com, and click on “Recalled for Repair.”

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This recall involves Canon WFT-E7A wireless file transmitters, which allow photographers to transfer image data securely without the use of cables and wires. The transmitters are black, 5.3 inches wide, 1.2 inches tall and 2.4 inches deep and weigh 5.8 ounces. The Canon logo, the words “Wireless File Transmitter” and a rubberized cover are on the top of the transmitter. A digital access port and an Ethernet access port are on one side of the unit and a battery compartment is on the opposite side. An LCD panel and a power switch are on the back of the transmitter and a tripod screw hole is in the center of the unit. The first two digits of the serial number of recalled units are “03″ through “06″ and the fifth digit is “1.” Serial numbers are on a gray metallic plate on the bottom of the unit.

No reported cases.

Consumers should immediately stop using the transmitter and contact Canon U.S.A. for a free repair.

B&H Photo, Best Buy and camera and mass merchandise stores nationwide and Amazon.com and other online retailers from May 2012 through October 2012 for about $850.

Canon U.S.A. Inc., of Lake Success, N.Y.

Japan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

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Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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