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Battery Chargers Recalled
Due to Shock Hazard

Fujifilm BC-50 Battery Chargers Have Power Plug That Can Crack or Detach

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 10/21/2008
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Fujifilm  BC-50 Battery Chargers

Fujifilm BC-50 Battery Chargers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: BC-50 Battery Chargers

Units: About 5,300

Importer: Fujifilm U.S.A. Inc., of Valhalla, N.Y.

Hazard: The plastic portion of the unit's power plug can crack or detach, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled BC-50 battery chargers were included with the Fujifilm FinePix F100fd digital cameras and are identified by the production lot codes "WCAA" and "WCAB", which can be located on the back of the battery charger unit, in the lower, right-hand corner. The battery chargers were also sold separately as an optional accessory for the FinePix F100fd and F50fd digital cameras and have production lot codes of "WBAD" and "WFBA". Battery chargers packaged with the Fujifilm Finepix F50d digital cameras are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Camera and photo supply retailers nationwide from March 2008 through September 2008 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled battery chargers immediately and contact the firm for a free replacement charger.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fujifilm at (800) 800-3854 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fujifilmusa.com.

Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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