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Canon Recalls Thousands of Rebel T4i DSLR Cameras

A manufacturing defect in the rubber grips may cause a chemical reaction, turning the grip areas white.

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Canon has issued a recall for certain EOS Rebel T4i DSLR cameras, according to a statement released by the company.

The rubber grip on some EOS Rebel T4i units can turn white due to a chemical reaction with the "rubber accelerator and other substances," and in some cases cause a skin rash or allergic reaction. The white substance, zinc bis, is not used in the manufacturing process but can form with use, especially in high humidity and high temperature environments.

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The recall affects 68,000 cameras made between June and August of 2012, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said in a statement. Consumers may check their product’s serial number on the bottom plate to see if theirs is included in the recall. Serial numbers with a sixth digit of “1” are affected. If the sixth digit is “2" or above, the product has not been recalled.

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If your camera is affected by this recall, you may contact Canon’s Customer Service at (855) 902-3277 for a free repair.