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Hot Cameras Recalled

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Hot photos may be OK, but a hot camera is not a great idea.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced an expanded voluntary recall of certain Olympus cameras.

Olympus Expands March Recall of Overheating Infinity Film Cameras

Name of Product: Various Olympus-Brand 35mm Film Cameras

Units: About 1.2 million (24,000 additional cameras)

Manufacturer: Olympus America Inc., of Melville, N.Y.

Hazard: A defect with the flash circuit in these cameras can cause it to smoke and overheat when the camera is turned on. This poses a possible burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Olympus America Inc. has received 21 reports of camera or flash circuitry overheating in the U.S. with no reports of injuries.

Description: The original recall announced March 14, 2006 included the Infinity Twin, AF-1 Twin, Infinity Zoom 200 series, AZ 200 series, and Quantary Infinity Zoom 222 Olympus-brand 35mm film cameras. Olympus has now added the Infinity Zoom 76 and the Promaster Infinity Twin model cameras to the recall. The model name is printed on the face of the camera. These cameras have a built-in flash.