Digital Cameras Guide
Canon EOS 650D Product Recall Due to Possible Skin Rash-Causing Rubber Grip
Product recall is inevitable if it involves a malfunctioning unit or posing risks to the safety of the user. One of the most absurd product recalls to date is Canon recently recalling 68,200 EOS 650D (Rebel T4i in other regions) DSLR units because the front rubber grips tend to turn from black to white after a short period of time using it. This change in color is due to a certain chemical reaction on the skin, which can lead to skin irritation and eventually having rashes.
If you purchased an EOS 650D, check the 12-digit serial number at the bottom of the unit. If it contains "3" or "4" on the second digit and "1" on the sixth digit then it is recommended that you stop using the camera and inform Canon USA, if you live in the USA or Puerto Rico, so you can have your rubber grips replaced with no extra charge. If you live outside of these two countries, you are advised to contact Canon Customer Support Center in your region.