Canon Makes You Sick

Sorry, but it was hard to resist that headline :)

Some EOS 650D/T4i/X6i (depending on market) cameras have rubber grips that may cause allergic reactions in some people. At first it was not believed that any affected cameras had come to Australia, but that now turns out not to be correct and so Canon have done exactly the right thing and issued a warning. Not all 650D’s are affected, so check the serial numbers before panicing.

Canon updates Service Notice for EOS 650D DSLR camera

Sydney 3 August, 2012: Canon has posted an updated Service Notice today regarding the front rubber grips of some EOS 650D (EOS REBEL T4i/EOS Kiss X6i in other markets) units produced in certain lots between 31 May and 27 June 2012.

Canon has identified an issue with the rubber grips on a number of EOS 650D cameras. This Service Notice replaces the Notice released on 6 July, which advised that there were no affected units sold through Authorised Resellers into the Australian market.

Since the 6 July Service Notice, Canon has broadened the serial number range of potentially affected products as a precautionary measure and, as a result, the company believes that a small number of cameras in the extended range have been sold in the Australian market.

The updated Service Notice information can be used by owners of EOS 650D cameras to identify whether their camera falls within the extended serial number range and the support available. Canon advises users of EOS 650D cameras who have checked their camera serial number prior to 3 August 2012 to please repeat the process.

Canon apologises for any inconvenience caused by this issue.

Related links:

-       See  the Canon Australia Service Notice

-       Find a Canon Authorised Reseller –

About Canon:

Canon is the world’s leading imaging brand that actively inspires with imaginative ideas that enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more than they thought possible through imaging solutions for business and consumers. Canon’s Australian R&D company, CiSRA, develops and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients* for the past 20 years, and had global revenues of around $US46 billion in 2011. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit,,,

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