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GoPro has revealed its new Karma drones have one little issue: They simply sometimes stop flying.
The company has announced that it was recalling around 2,500 Karma drones.
According to a statement issued by the company, a number of the drones lost power during operation. Customers can return the item to its place of purchase for a full refund.
GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman said, the safety is there only priority and they are working in close coordination with both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Aviation Administration.
For the moment, GoPro is not offering any replacement drones, which they’ve been selling since Oct 23. The company said they will only resume shipping once the issue is resolved.
The recall comes at a bad time for the public camera and drone company, which just took a big hit in its third-quarter earnings.
GoPro lost a whopping $84 million over the past three months although Karma drone sales were not included in the report.
It also faces heavy competition from drone maker DJI.