Fujifilm camera adapters recalled over shock risk: free replacements offered

Brittany A. Roston - Jan 25, 2018, 3:02 pm CST
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Fujifilm camera adapters recalled over shock risk: free replacements offered

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall involving some adapters included with Fujifilm cameras. The recall announcement has been made in conjunction with Canadian authorities to warn consumers about the potential shock risk that comes with these wall chargers. Most of the wall charging adapters were shipped to customers in the US, however.

According to the US CPSC, the recall involves the AC-5VF charger adapter sold with the following Fujifilm digital cameras: XP90, XP95, XP120, XP125, X-A3, and X-A10. Most of these are slim point-and-shoot cameras, while others are larger “prosumer” cameras with larger lenses.

These camera models were sold in both retail stores and online, the X90/X95 models from June 2016 to present, the XP120/XP125 from January 2017 to present, the X-A3 from October 2016 to present, the X-A10 from February 2017 to present. Overall, about 270,000 units are affected in the US, and about 24,000 in Canada.

According to the Commission, the adapters included with these cameras are prone to cracking, breaking, or detaching in some way that leaves the live electrical contacts exposed. If a user touches those exposed contacts, they may be shocked.

Rather than using this wall adapter, Fujifilm says affected users should charge the camera from a USB port using the included USB cable. The camera maker is replacing the faulty adapters for free as part of the recall. Customers can find information on the adapter exchange process via Fujifilm’s recall website.

SOURCE: CPSC


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