Sony cameras could cause ‘cuts and scratches’
Sony has recalled 350,000 digital cameras following fears they may injure their owners.
The unusual problem is caused by a metal panel located on the bottom of the compact Cyber-shot DSC T5 model. “Sony has recently discovered that some DSC-T5 Cyber-shot digital still cameras may experience peeling and warping of the metal coating on the bottom of the camera that could result in a slight cut or scratch to the user’s skin.”
Sony says it will replace the casing on the affected models, which were sold in the US and Japan.
It’s just the latest incident in a year of recall hell for Sony. The company has been plagued with problems with its laptop batteries, which have afflicted several high-profile laptop makers including most recently Acer.