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A small number of A530s and A540s run the risk of short-circuit

Canon is recalling a small number of PowerShot A530 and A540 digital cameras that run the risk of short-circuit which leads to overheating. Affected cameras can suffer from extremely hot battery doors and drastically reduced battery life.

Canon warns that the spring that holds the battery door on affected camera can become so hot that it could possibly cause burns.

The PowerShot A530 and A540 cameras affected by the recall have serial numbers that start with "21", "22", "23" and "24". The serial number can be found at the bottom of the camera. Canon will repair all models affected by the recall free of charge no matter if the camera is in warranty or not.

To make arrangements to have your camera repaired, customers are urged to contact Canon's toll-free call center at 1-800-828-4040.



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Damage?
By Chillin1248 on 12/27/2006 6:42:12 PM , Rating: 3
How hot would the battery have to be in order to qualify to deliver burns? Also wouldn't that temperture first affect the components inside the camera at that heat? Or are cameras built with such extremes in mind?

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RE: Damage?
By qwerty1 on 12/28/2006 2:44:38 AM , Rating: 2
You are correct in that the components will first break before the battery door or anything else melts. But that will turn your nice shiny P&S into a plastic door stop.

And another rather interesting note, some of Canon camera's lcd screens are made by Sony. I forgot which P&S have them, but the 20D, 30D, etc DSLRs have screens by Sony. You can see the logo if you remove the outside casing.


RE: Damage?
By mindless1 on 12/28/2006 2:42:06 PM , Rating: 2
The issues isn't one of what would happen in an absolute sense, it's what would happen in a liability sense. Your product quits working, not a big deal. You burn a blister onto someone's pinky $$$$$$


RE: Damage?
By TTowntom2 on 1/4/2007 2:39:18 PM , Rating: 2
yeap, the burned guy gets $50K and the lawyers get $5M.


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