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Olympus cameras recalled over fears of electric shock

Posted on July 16, 2015 3:47 pm under Product Liability

About 1,200 Olympus VG-170 Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras are being recalled after it was found that a component of the camera may touch the product’s circuit board and cause electric shock to the user, a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on July 15.

The defective cameras have characters “VG 170” printed on the top adjacent to the shutter button. The word “Olympus” can be found on the upper corner of the camera front. “5X Wide” can be found at the lower left of the camera lens. The products were sold between September 2013 and December 2014 at HHGregg Appliance Inc. stores nationwide and online at www.hhgregg.com.

Affected customers are asked to contact the company for free product inspection and repair.

Electric shock doesn’t just cause physical harm; it can also result in lost time at work, hefty medical bills, hospitalization, and sometimes even death. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by a defective device in Wisconsin, speak with our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.