Canon product advisory for LP-E6/LC-E6

lp_e6_lg Canon LC-E6 Battery Charger




Canon has just released a product advisory regarding their battery and charger that is used in may of their newer cameras.  Just so happens that I use the same hardware with my Canon 5D3.

First off I wanted to promote this advisory to anyone that reads or subscribes to my blog. I am all for passing the word around.  But… is what baffles me.  Normally an advisory or other notification usually provides information about warnings or cautions or perhaps a recall.  So my 1st thought was uh oh!  I may have a battery or charger that could go up in flames or worse yet, cause damage to my camera.

But after reading the full advisory I was somewhat amused and had to chuckle a bit, hence todays blog subject.  I could have made the subject something more urgent sounding but really didn’t want to overreact and have folks thinking something was seriously wrong. And I think after you read the advisory you will get a bit of a chuckle as well.

So why would Canon opt to tell me that if the battery doesn’t talk to the charger, just reseat the battery back into the charger?  Wouldn’t that be the next step anyway or something that would just be 2nd nature by now for anyone that owns an electronic device?  How many of us have had issues with our remote control for our TV’s and the 1st thing we do is bang on it to jog the batteries to get it to work again?  I dont see the TV manufacturers suggesting we take out the batteries and put them back in again if the remote doesn’t work.  Perhaps they assume people are smart enough to know to do that.  In other words, use common sense.

This is not to say Canon believes us to be a society of stupid people.  Nor is this a bash on Canon for doubting our intelligence.  Perhaps this is just a simple CYA (Cover Your Ass) attempt so that if anyone asks, Canon already has it covered.

Nothing noted in the advisory says you have to do anything special or that Canon is going to make any changes to their products that would cause you to have to run back to the store to get a replacement charger or battery.  Just follow the instructions and you’ll be fine.


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