Undoubtedly this is not being a good year for GoPro, given the delays of the project that finally led to the creation of the Karma drone and the dire financial results that caused the company to even suspend its operations on the stock market after a 23% drop in its value, now the detection of various problems on your drone which has led them to have to withdraw it from sale imminently.
Naturally, GoPro will be responsible for returning the money to all owners of a Karma. The problem that has been detected has to do with the fact that, under certain circumstances, the drone loses energy in mid-flight and may fall uncontrollably. A failure that, according to the company officials, today would affect very few units of all those manufactured but that, in order not to continue losing prestige, leads them to withdraw all the units to proceed to be replaced.
GoPro withdraws the Karma drone from all stores, both physical and online.
It is not yet known for sure if the problem that caused this recall has been known for a long time or in the company have waited for the holding of the United States presidential elections So that this news can go much more unnoticed and thus reduce the negative impact that it can have against the image of the GoPro itself.
At the moment this alarm only affects users who bought their drone in the United States who, as has been announced, should contact GoPro directly or go to a Best Buy store to receive the full refund of the drone price since, at the moment, there is no possibility of exchanging it for another. In addition to this, the GoPro Karma has been withdrawn from all stores, both physical and online, and there is no type of statement that informs us of the date on which it could be available again.
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