Canon has just announced that there is a problem with the newly released Canon Rebel T4i (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models), that may leave people scratching their heads…I mean, HANDS.
Certain batches of the new DSLR are having issues with the rubber hand grips on the camera body. Some grip areas are loosing their color, which may not bother some, but we are told the problem may be a bit more serious. Apparently, the grips were made with excessive use of a rubber accelerator (Zinc N-N-dimethyldithiocarbamate) and some users MAY have an allergic reaction to it. Canon has also noted that no users have yet reported any incident, for right now it’s just a precautionary warning.
These particular models were produced from May 31 through June 15, 2012 and have the number one (1) as the sixth digit in the serial number, located on the bottom of the camera. If your T4i has a number two (2) or higher, it is not affected.
If your T4i is affected, Canon is offering a free repair service. You can register your camera here.
Canon’s full release can be read here: