Sony recalls 'sharp' shooter

Users warned to beware of sharp edges.

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  August 6, 2007

Sony has announced a global recall of its Cyber-shot DSC-T5 digital camera after discovering an engineering fault, which could potentially injure users.

A statement released on Sony's official website stated: "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. In its continuing effort to ensure customer satisfaction, Sony will offer free service to replace the bottom case on affected units." Sony however claims that injuries reported thus far haven't been serious.

According to Sony officials, the fault affects all T5 models with serial numbers between 3500001 and 3574100, which can be found on a sticker placed on the bottom of the camera. Ryoko Takagi, a spokeswoman for Sony revealed that approximately 350,000 models are affected.

UAE users can call Sony's UAE Customer Service desk at 800 7669, whereas those living outside the UAE (who don't have local Sony support) can dial +9714 800 7669.

In October of last year, Sony recalled around 300,000 laptop batteries that affected various brands, including Fujitsu Siemens, Apple and Lenovo. Sony revealed that the batteries in question could short circuit, overheat and possibly catch fire.

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