Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nikon told to recall its defective D600 cameras

NIKON’S D600 cameras are defective in design and should be recalled, a senior

official with the city’s quality watchdog said yesterday.

The current regulations only state that authorities can order a recall if the

products pose safety concerns, said Shen Weimin, deputy director of the Shanghai

Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau.

But there was no legal support to order a recall of cameras, Shen said.

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

was reworking on the consumer goods law, which will help in addressing the

issue, Shen said.

The controversy over the Nikon D600 cameras began when customers complained

that the images were speckled with black dots.

The issue featured on a news program aired on CCTV on March 15, World

Consumer Rights Day.

Nikon was told to stop selling D600 cameras in China. It promised customers

who had already bought them it would replace them.

The bureau has also said that a local standard on technical requirements for

escalators will come into effect next month.

The new guidelines detail the circumstances under which essentials like

handrail and bracing structure should be invalidated and replaced.

There are some escalators in the city which have been in use for more than 15

years, and some posed safety hazards, Shen said.

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