TOKYO – Sony is recalling 416,000 digital cameras because the case may warp, creating an edge that can cut or scratch the user's hands, the company said Thursday.
The company will replace the bottom casing, where the problem occurs, at no cost.
The recall affects 350,000 Cyber Shot DSC-T5 cameras sold in the United States, Europe and China, about 66,000 sold in Japan, Sony spokeswoman Ryoko Takagi said.
Sony Corp. (SNE) first learned of the problem affecting DSC-T5 cameras about one month after the model first went on the market in September 2005, Takagi said. About 30 customers in Japan and "several" others overseas have since reported finding the defect, with a number saying they received small cuts and scratches from it, she said.
Customers are advised to check the model and serial numbers of their cameras to see if they are among the affected products, the company said in a statement.