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GoPro recalls 2,500 Karma Drones, stock plummets in aftermath

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Less than three weeks after the in-store launch of its much-acclaimed Karma drone, GoPro has announced a recall and is struggling to stay afloat with both consumers and investors.

GoPro on Tuesday recalled about 2,500 of the remote-controlled aircraft that were sold since the Oct. 23 launch after units lost power mid-flight “in a very small number of cases,” according to the company. GoPro is asking the owners of drones which have not experienced any operational issues yet to stop using them and participate in the recall. Replacement units are not being offered, and GoPro plans to resume shipment of Karma once the issue is resolved.

“Safety is our top priority,” GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman said in a statement. “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.

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