Date: 3/14/06

Olympus Imaging America Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, today announced a voluntary recall of the following 35MM silver halide cameras. (To view the full release as amended September 05, 2006, click here).

The following cameras are affected by this recall:
Infinity Zoom 200
Infinity Zoom 210
Infinity Zoom 220
Infinity Zoom 230
Quantary Infinity Zoom 222
Infinity Zoom 76 (as amended, May 10, 2006)
AZ 200
AZ 210
AZ 220
AZ 230
Infinity Twin
AF-1 Twin
Promaster Infinity Twin (as amended, May 16, 2006)

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. A defect with the flash circuit in these cameras can cause it to smoke and overheat when the camera is turned on. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.

These cameras were sold and distributed by Olympus between January 1989 and December 1995. Approximately 1.2 million units were sold. Olympus America Inc. has received 21 reports of camera or flash circuitry overheating that may be related to this defect in the U.S. with no reports of injuries.

As a result of this recall Olympus is offering a free repair program to owners of the models in question to fix this defect. Consumers should examine the front or top cover of the camera to verify the camera model name.

If you have one of these models please contact Olympus at 1-800-480-1247 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for instructions on how to send the camera in for free repair.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause you and look forward to your continued support of Olympus products.

Olympus Imaging America Inc.