A few months ago, Apple announced a recall for a certain number of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro laptops, and the FAA banned these laptops from flights. British travel photographer Julian Elliott recently tried to fly out of Vietnam with his MacBook Pro from the “suspicious” series. However, his laptop was deemed unsafe and he ended up being stuck in a foreign country.
A couple of months ago, Apple announced a recall for a “limited number” of 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro laptops sold between 2015 and 2017. This was due to the fact that “the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk”. If you own one, you can enter your serial number into this page to check if yours is affected by the recall.
If you’re not bothered about checking, don’t worry, the FAA is enforcing it for you, should you attempt to fly with it. They have alerted major U.S. airlines about the recall, and they’re banning the affected MacBooks from flights, reminding airlines to follow 2016 safety instructions for goods with recalled batteries, Bloomberg reports.
Today’s a big of a mixed day for Nikon. On the good side, the Nikon Z6 & Z7 has just received a new firmware giving it Eye-Detection Autofocus. On the bad, Nikon has just issued a recall stating that some Z6 & Z7 cameras are having VR issues. Issues that can’t be solved with a quick firmware update. You’ll need to send it back to Nikon to get it sorted.
In late February, Ricoh announced its high-end compact camera Ricoh GR III. However, after the first batches have been shipped, it turned out that some series have issues with the control dial pad button. It’s extremely wobbly in some cameras, so the company is offering free repairs to those who have bought faulty cameras.
Fujifilm has issued a recall notice for about 300,000 of their power adapters because of “shock hazard.” Certain AC-5VF wall plugs may “crack, break or detach and remain in the outlet,” which can expose live electrical contacts. The issue hits the adapters that came with six camera models with certain serial numbers. As Fujifilm warns, if your camera came with one of these adapters, you should stop using the wall plug immediately.
After two recall notices of Nikon D750, the company is now expanding the recall to include the cameras manufactured in 2016.
In July 2015 and with an update in February 2016, Nikon announced that the shutter in some Nikon D750 cameras had malfunctions. This included the cameras manufactured between October 2014 and June 2015. However, now it seems that the shutter malfunction affects the newer cameras as well, and the period covers those produced over a period longer than a year.
The Nikon EN-EL15 battery has been used in most of Nikon’s mid-range cameras since the release of the D7000. It’s still used in many of today’s popular Nikon DSLRs including the D500, D610, D750 and D810. Now Nikon have issued a voluntary recall on the EN-EL15 battery. It’s due to a short circuit that may potentially cause them to overheat and melt.
Now, don’t worry, your cameras probably aren’t likely to turn into a Galaxy Note 7. Nikon say that there only 7 confirmed incidents worldwide, so far. So, this is a voluntary recall. But, if you do have an affected battery, it sounds like it’s worth sending it in.
It’s been only ten days since Profoto released their B1X strobe, and now they are recalling the battery unit due to “potential safety issue.” This recall doesn’t affect the strobe, but only the battery. However, it doesn’t only concern the battery, but also affects any B1X kits you might have bought. Profoto has issued the recall notice with more details about the issue and the information what to do.
Canon’s 24-105mm f/4L lens has become a staple amongst Canon users. Whether pro or hobbyist it’s the perfect balance between quality, versatility and price. Its successor, the 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, though, seems to be having a few teething troubles. Imaging resource mentioned the service notice a couple of weeks ago. But it wasn’t corroborated by any other Canon sources, and was quickly removed from the Canon Philipines website
Canon USA have now announced that certain examples of this lens exhibit “an AF operation-related malfunction”. This isn’t quite a recall just yet, because Canon don’t seem to have come up with a viable solution to the problem. At the moment, they are making “preparations”, and as soon as they’re complete, they’ll tell owners what they need to do.
If you’re a GoPro customer who purchased and received the Karma, you’ve probably already heard about the recall. You might, however, be hesitant to return yours if you’ve not yet had it fall out of the sky. Indeed, it may fly perfectly for you, and never show any issues. You might be happy just keeping your Karma and not bothering to get your money back.
I get the feeling that GoPro aren’t seeing as many returns as they’d hoped for. So, they are are sweetening the deal a little now. Everybody who ordered their Karma from the USA who returns their Karma to GoPro will also be getting a free GoPro Hero5 Black. Yes, that’s right, free, gratis, and for nothing.