Olympus Recalls Digital Point-And-Shoot Camera Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at HHGregg Appliance

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 16, 2015

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Recall Summary

Name of product:  Olympus VG 170 Digital Cameras

Hazard:  An improperly installed part can touch the camera’s circuit board, posing an electric shock risk to the user.

Consumer Contact:  Olympus at (800) 622-6372 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.getolympus.com and click on “Support by Product” under “Support” and information is listed on the right hand side.

Recall Details

Units:  About 1,200

Description:  The recall involves the Olympus VG-170 Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras. The VG-170 measures about 4 x 2.5 x 1 inches, weighs 5.1 ounces and comes in white, black or red. “VG 170” is printed on the top of the camera, on the side opposite the shutter button. “Olympus” is printed on the upper right hand corner of the front of the camera,“5 X Wide” is printed on lower left hand corner of the front of the camera. The camera has a 3 inch digital LCD screen on the back.

Incidents/Injuries:  No reported incidents of injury in the United States

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital camera and contact Olympus for a free inspection and repair.

Sold at:  HHGregg Appliance Inc. stores and online at www.hhgregg.com from September 2013 to December 2014 for about $120.

Importer(s):  Olympus America Inc., of Center Valley, Pa.

Manufactured in:  China

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