[Updated: 02 May 2017] We are so glad to announce that the GoPro Karma drone has been re-released & available in SA. Limited stock available.
Written by Bernice vd Westhuizen
GoPro's first drone is being recalled - announced on 08 Nov 2016. This recall is as a result of "performance issue related to a loss of power during operation".
Since 23 October an estimated 2 500 units have been sold - all of which is now being recalled.
Although only the Karma is being recalled, all items purchased alongside must be returned for a full refund on the drone and package. So if you purchased it with the Hero 5 Black or the Grip, that too needs to be returned.
How Does This Affect South Africa?
Since the Karma has not yet been shipped to SA, there are no recalls affecting us. However there will obviously be a delay in when delivery can take place and not according to the estimation of Dec 16 / Jan 17.
Products can be returned to GoPro directly or wherever they were originally bought. Here are some FAQs taken from GoPros announcement: