Canon has issued a recall for more than 68,000 Rebel T4is due to the grips causing allergic reaction to some people. The DSLRs were loaded with too much “rubber accelerator”, which can lead to a chemical reaction that causes allergic reactions.
The recall covers T4i cameras that have a 12-digit serial with the second digit being either “3″ or “4″ and the sixth digit being “1″. The product advisory page on the Canon website has a simple form in which you can enter your serial to learn whether your camera is affected.
If your camera is one of the diseased ones, you’re advised to “immediately stop using the recalled cameras and contact Canon U.S.A. to have replacement rubber grips installed free of charge.”
Here is the press release issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission :