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Recall Alert: Camera part could cause allergic reaction

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Cannon U.S.A., Inc., has announced a recall for a repair of the EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR camera that was sold between June 2012 and July 2012.

According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the voluntary recall has been issued because of a hazardous chemical used in the camera's rubber grips. The chemical changes the grips from black to white. It could cause an allergic reaction or skin irritation to anyone who comes in contact with the product.

The recall is for cameras with a 12-digit serial number that contain a second digit that is a "3" or "4" and a sixth digit is a "1".

There has been one report of a minor rash after contact with the surface of a camera.

Consumers are asked to stop using the camera immediately and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement grips installed, free of charge. For more information, you can call the firm toll free at (855) 902-3277.