Olympus Recalls Digital Audio Recorders Due to Burn Hazard

DS5500%20FrontLARGEThe recalled recorders can overheat when charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers and property. This recall involves Olympus digital audio recorders with model number DS-5500.

The recorders are black, measure about 4.5 inches tall by 1.9 inches wide by .67 inches thick.  “Olympus” and “Digital Voice Recorder DS-5500” are printed on the front of the recorder.  The recorder has three smart buttons, slide switches, edit functions, 2 GB of memory, an external SD card slot and a 1.7 inch LCD display on the front.

Olympus has received three reports of the recorders overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported. Consumers should stop using the recorders immediately and contact Olympus, or the retailer where the recorder was purchased, to receive a full refund, free repair or a free replacement recorder.

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