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Ricoh Sheds Consumer Suit Alleging it Hid Pentax Camera Defect

Feb. 4, 2022, 4:21 PM

New York consumers failed to raise any viable claims in a proposed class suit alleging Ricoh USA Inc. concealed a flaw in certain Pentax cameras, a federal court in the state said.

Janet Kyszenia, Veronica Sanders, and Elizabeth Galkowski alleged that low-quality materials cause the camera aperture to stop working properly after about a year, making photos appear completely dark.

Kyszenia bought a camera in 2015, Sanders purchased one in 2016, and Galkowski received her camera as gift from someone who bought it in 2018.

Kyszenia’s and Sanders’ claims under New York’s consumer protection statutes were filed outside the three-year ...