Warnings concerning counterfeit lithium-ion battery packs and chargers.
The warning is applicable to the following Canon product groups:
- Digital Still Compact Cameras
- Digital SLR Cameras
- Digital Video Cameras
It has recently been confirmed that counterfeits of lithium-ion battery packs and chargers for Canon Digital Still Compact Cameras, Digital SLR Cameras and Digital Video Cameras are in circulation on the market, in particular on Internet auction
In many cases, counterfeits are not equipped with safety features that meet set quality standards. As a result, they can be the cause of a variety of problems when used or charged:
- Product malfunction
- Generation of abnormal amount of heat
- Rupture and leakage, explosion or fire
- Injuries to the user such as burns and blindness
To ensure safety, Canon asks its customers not to use or inadvertently buy counterfeit products in shops or on-line.
Please understand that Canon will bear no liability for malfunctions or accidents caused by the use of non-genuine Canon lithium-ion battery packs and chargers, including counterfeits.
Canon truly appreciates your continued loyalty towards genuine Canon products.
Example of Counterfeit
(Name of genuine product: BP-511 battery pack)