By James Wells

MELBOURNE: Hagemeyer Brands Australia today announced a national voluntary recall of a Polaroid digital still camera battery charger sold in Australia between November 2005 and February 2006.

The Polaroid PDC355 digital camera, sold exclusively through Kmart, was sold with a non-compliant battery charger model number MW1281-5CE fitted with British plug pins and an adaptor, instead of Australian plug pins.

Consumers with the affected battery charger units are advised to call Hagemeyer on 1800 180 795 to arrange for the issue of a replacement charger at no cost. There are no compliance issues with the camera itself.

According to Hagemeyer CEO, Michael Touma, there are around 300 affected chargers sold to consumers.

“We have conducted this voluntary recall as part of our quality procedures and to ensure that our products comply with Australian standards. We are working closely with the Regulators to keep them fully informed on the progress,” Touma told

Touma confirmed that there had been no official complaints received from customers regarding the non-compliant battery charger.