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Safety Alert

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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.

Remedy: Repair

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.

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: None reported

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: Olympus America Inc., of Center Valley, Pa.

Manufactured in: China