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Washington, DC (WLTX) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling a specific model of Canon digital cameras.

The agency says people should stop using the Canon Power Shot SX50 HS Digital Cameras because a chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinder can cause an allergic reaction to the user's skin or cause eye irritation.

The affected cameras have serial numbers beginning with 69, 70 or 71 and have "one" as the sixth digit. The serial number is on the side or bottom of the camera housing.

The cameras were sold from October 2013 through this January at several major retailers.

People who have these cameras should contact Canon to arrange for a free repair.

Canon Customer Support Center toll-free at (855) 226-3277 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.usa.canon.com and click on Recalled for Repair for more information.

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