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Sony recalls 350,000 digital cameras

The case on some Cyber-shot DSC-T5 cameras could warp, creating a sharp edge that could cut or scratch users

Sony is recalling 350,000 digital cameras due to a fault in the casing which could create a sharp edge on which users could scratch themselves. The recall covers cameras with serial numbers between 3500001 and 3574100 in the Cyber-shot DSC-T5 range. Sony said it will replace the bottom casing on the recalled cameras free of charge.

The fault was first noticed in October 2005 just after the Cyber-shot DSC-T5 went on sale, a Sony spokesperson told Vunet. Around 284,000 of the affected DSC-T5 cameras were sold in the United States, Europe and China, and about 66,000 were sold in Japan.

Sony lost a third of its profits last year after the recall of 9.6 million batteries used in various laptops including Dell and Apple models.

Julia Sagar

Julia is editor-in-chief of retail at Future, where she works across a wide range of leading consumer tech and lifestyle brands, including TechRadar, Tom's Guide, T3, Woman & Home and more. A former editor of global design website Creative Bloq, she has over 15 years’ experience in online and print journalism, and was part of the team that launched TechRadar (way back in the day). When she isn't reviewing mattresses, she can usually be found writing about anything from green energy to graphic design.