Olympus has announced a recall of their VG 170 Digital Cameras. If the camera is subjected to strong impact and the user operates the zoom or shutter release, an improperly installed part can touch the camera’s circuit board, posing an electric shock hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Approximately 1,200 Olympus VG-170 Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras are included in the recall. They were sold exclusively at HHGregg Appliance Inc. stores and online at www.hhgregg.com from September 2013 to December 2014 for about $120. The cameras are white, black or red, with “VG 170” printed on the top of the camera, “Olympus” on the upper right hand corner of the front of the camera, and “5 X Wide” on the lower left hand corner. It is about 4 inches wide, with a 3 inch digital LCD screen on the back.
Consumers should immediately stop using the cameras and contact Olympus for a free inspection and repair.