Pentax Three-Pin Plug Camera Cords

23 October 2007


Pentax U.K. Limited has been made aware that a small percentage of the three-pin plug cords provided with some of its cameras may have a manufacturing defect, despite having been supplied to Pentax with full British and European safety accreditation.


This recall only applies to specific products sold after the 20th November 2006.

Customers are asked to check the plug cords of cameras that fit these criteria.

What To Do

To identify a potentially faulty plug cord, customers should check the rear of the three-pin plug cord by holding it by the end with the three pins and turning the pins to face away from them.

If the box containing text says 'Approved BSI KM 45980', your product is affected by this recall.

Please cease use immediately and contact the Pentax Helpline on 0800 2889410 for a replacement cord which will be despatched immediately. The helpline will also arrange for customers to return the recalled cord free of charge.

Further information can be found at

Electrical Safety First recommends that anyone who discovers they have an electrical item that has been recalled should stop using it until it has been checked by the manufacturer.

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Date 23 Oct 2007
Categories Audio-Visual And Computers
Brands Pentax UK LTD