GoPro recalls Karma drone
GoPro's recently released Karma drone has suffered a major setback with the company announcing a recall after a small number of units lost power during operation.
GoPro has indicated it is investigating the issue and stresses that while owners of Karma drones may not experience any problems they should cease operating them immediately. No injuries have been reported.
Officially released late last month, GoPro reports its first drone has sold approximately 2,500 units to date, and plans to resume shipment of the product as soon as the issue is resolved.
"Safety is our top priority," said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman.
"A very small number of Karma owners have reported incidents of power failure during operation. We have moved quickly to recall all units of Karma and provide a full refund while we investigate the issue. We are working in close coordination with both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Aviation Administration. 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."
Owners of Karma can return their units to GoPro, or their place of purchase, for a full refund.
To participate in the recall, visit GoPro's webpage at: www.gopro.com/2016karmareturn
Check out some of the videos of crashing GoPro's below (not for the squeamish!)