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Canon Recalls WFT-E71 Wireless File Transmitter

Canon Recalls WFT-E71 Wireless File Transmitter

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Allergic reaction risk cited; no injuries reported

By Fred Singer

December 24, 2012

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canon USA have announced a precautionary recall for the WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter.



The Canon has announced a recall of the WFT-E71 Wireless File Transmitter for repair because a chemical used in the rubber part on the top cover of the unit can cause a reaction that changes the rubber from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer. The recall is a precaution; no injuries have been reported.

The Canon WFT-E7A is a wireless file transmitter which allows photographers to transfer image data securely without cables and wires. The first two digits of the serial number of the recalled units are "03" through "06". The serial numbers appear on a gray metallic plate on the bottom of the unit.

According to a press release from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumers should immediately stop using the transmitter and contact Canon U.S.A. for a free repair. You can call Canon Customer Support tol-free at 855-902-3277 from 8am-midnight, ET, Monday through Friday, and 10am-8pm ET Saturdays except holidays. You can also go to the Canon web site, and click on "Recalled for Repair."

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