Canon Recalls 68,000 Rebel Cameras Because You Shouldn't Have An Allergic Reaction To Digital Photography

While some people might think they are allergic to the overly Photoshopped images in their friends’ Flickr and Instagram feeds, that’s not quite the same as an actual camera that could cause an allergic reaction for the person taking those photographs.

The folks at Canon have recalled around 68,000 EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Cameras because a chemical used in the camera’s rubber grips can result in a reaction that not only changes the grips from black to white, but also poses a risk of skin irritation.

The company says it knows of one user who developed a minor rash after contact with a surface where the camera had been placed.

To know if your camera is involved in the recall, check the 12-digit serial number, printed on the bottom of the device. If the second digit is a “3” or “4” and the sixth digit that is a “1,” then you’ve probably got a recalled camera.

These particular cameras, which retailed for between $850 and $1,200, were sold at B&H Photo, Best Buy, Amazon and pretty much any place else you could buy a camera between June 2012 and July 2012.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises anyone who owns a recalled camera to stop using it and contact Canon — (855) 902-3277 between 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday — to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.

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