It’s the year of the recalls. After Samsung recalled all Galaxy Note 7 and top-load washing machines , GoPro is making headlines with its recall of the Karma drone. Around 2500 Karma drones are now recalled #actionmagic
GoPro released an official statement asking Karma drone owners to return their units as in a number of cases they “lost power during operation”. Since October 23rd, the date when the company made the drone available for purchase, around 2500 drones were bought. Just two weeks later, GoPro is making this unexpected move, probably to avoid more bitter consequences. At least their devices didn’t explode or cause any damage to the owners as the company clearly explains: “no related injuries or property damage have been reported.”
“Owners of Karma can return their units to GoPro, or their place of purchase, for a full refund. Replacement units are not being offered. GoPro plans to resume shipment of Karma as soon as the issue is resolved”, added the company. They also put up a site with return information and other questions customers may have (access it here). This leaves DJI Mavic Pro with no real, tough competitor in sight, at a time when GoPro’s quarterly earnings do not look very good.