Defective Chip in Cameras, Camcorders, and Hand-held computers in California

Electronics companies have announced that some of their cameras, camcorders, and hand-held computers may contain a defective chip. According to the companies, the chip is apt to fail in hot and humid environments. The companies are offering to repair defective cameras, but only if they actually fail. Otherwise, there is currently no recourse for individuals who own a camera that contains the defective chip, but has not actually failed.

Under California law, selling defective products or falsely advertising them is a serious civil offense and a local law firm is investigating claims against the companies listed below. If you purchased one of the electronic devices listed below, based on written (online or print) advertising or representations that the device would work anytime and anywhere, you may have a claim.

The following models are affected by this defective chip:

  • Sony (Cyber-Shot, CD Mavica, Clie, Camcorders)
  • Konica Minolta (Konica Minolta)
  • Fuji Photo Film (FujiFilm FinePix)
  • Canon (PowerShot)
  • Nikon (CoolPix)
  • Ricoh (Caplio)
  • Olympus (Camedia)

  • Register your California Defective Camera Chip Complaint

    If you live in California and have purchased any of the above referenced electronic devices, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a possible class action lawsuit. Please fill in our form on the right to submit your complaint and we will have a lawyer review your complaint.

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