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GoPro Karma Drone Recalled

Recently, GoPro released its highly touted Karma drone. The drone was introduced to the market two weeks ago at a retail price of $800, not including the camera. Before many can get their hands on this, however, the product has been recalled due to some of the drones simply not working. The company announced on Tuesday, November 8, that after receiving reports that several launched devices have lost power, it will recall over 2,500 Karma drones.

The GoPro Karma was the company’s first entrant into the unmanned aircraft industry.

So far, GoPro states that it is unaware of any injuries related to the power issues, but out of an abundance of caution, will provide refunds to owners of the drones.

“Safety is our top priority,” GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman said in a statement. “We are very sorry to have inconvenienced our customers and we are taking every step to make the return and refund process as easy as possible.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that the CPSC doesn’t regulate consumer drone recalls, but did instruct GoPro to move forward with the recall if it found it necessary.

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