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Sony hit with recalls again

Written by Dave Horvath @ 03 Aug 2007 10:33 User comments (13)

Sony hit with recalls again Looks like the battery recalls that plagued Sony were only a start of massive recalls for the Japanese company. Sony announced Thursday that it will be recalling 350,000 of its Cybershot digital cameras. The camera was originally launched as an easy point-and-shoot device that was made inexpensively and thereby enabling the masses to partake in some form of digital photography. Recently, claims have been issued that show there is a malfunction on the adhesive used on the bottom of these cameras that cause the metal EDGE on the bottom to warp. This warping could in turn lascerate the user and cause potential injury.
On Sony's website, they stated "Sony has recently discovered that some DSC-T5 Cyber-shot digital still cameras may experience peeling and warping of the metal coating on the bottom of the camera that could result in a slight cut or scratch to the user's skin."

Sony has stated that it will replace the defective part for anyone with a model matching the serial numbers between 3500001 and 3574100. Additionally, they will pay for shipping for anyone who wishes to have their cameras repaired.

Preliminary reports show that this recall will affect some 284,000 cameras sold in the United States and roughly 66,000 in Japan. It has been reported that around 30 Japanese customers have reported small cuts or scratches as a result of the problem.

Source:
Cnet

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13 user comments

13.8.2007 10:56

I hope sony dies.

23.8.2007 10:58

Damn,I just looked at this just to be sure it wasnt my camera.But what do you know its the same damn one!!! My camera has allready pealed from the bottom(not alot)oh well i'll just get it fixed

33.8.2007 11:01

Originally posted by rihgt682:
I hope sony dies.

Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean you have to be salty.

43.8.2007 11:12

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Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean you have to be salty.
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Yup

53.8.2007 11:12

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Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean you have to be salty.
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Yup

63.8.2007 11:26

Does anybody else have this camera on here because I need some help in finding the serial number.The sticker that was on my camera(with the serial number) fell off.I have the box and everything any help thanks

73.8.2007 13:13

The only kind of Cameras I will buy is the Canon SDs and its SLRs

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Aug 2007 @ 13:13

83.8.2007 13:15

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Originally posted by rihgt682:
I hope sony dies.

Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean you have to be salty.

Sorry I don't like buying cheap china poudcts for 10X their worth ^^(in this case,least the PS3 is built ok)

93.8.2007 15:46

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Originally posted by rihgt682:
I hope sony dies.

Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean you have to be salty.

Sorry I don't like buying cheap china poudcts for 10X their worth ^^(in this case,least the PS3 is built ok)
I don't like to buy cheap chinese products either.... My Sony camera is made in Japan.

103.8.2007 16:09

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Originally posted by rihgt682:
I hope sony dies.

Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean you have to be salty.

Sorry I don't like buying cheap china poudcts for 10X their worth ^^(in this case,least the PS3 is built ok)
I don't like to buy cheap chinese products either.... My Sony camera is made in Japan.
ya but most of the parts are from china its a fckign epidemic either they try and beat china factories by using the same poor qauilty or sub the job out to them.

113.8.2007 17:00

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Originally posted by rihgt682:
I hope sony dies.

Just because you can't afford it doesn't mean you have to be salty.

Sorry I don't like buying cheap china poudcts for 10X their worth ^^(in this case,least the PS3 is built ok)
I don't like to buy cheap chinese products either.... My Sony camera is made in Japan.

ya but most of the parts are from china its a fckign epidemic either they try and beat china factories by using the same poor qauilty or sub the job out to them.
So what kind of camera would you suggest to buy? I think most are made in Asia.
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124.8.2007 7:02

Get Nikon, who cares where it's made Nikon has great cameras

136.8.2007 3:26

Why is it all of a sudden that sony and all the products are having battery issues even Apple does with the iPhone.

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