GoPro recalls Karma drones because of power problemsLess than three weeks after going on sale, GoPro's first drone is pulled as the company offers refunds and searches for a fix.
GoPro is recalling it's first drone, just 16 days after it went on sale, due to some of the quadcopters losing power. A goPro representative provided no further details on the power failure, such as whether Whether or not it was losing power mid-flight. GoPro says it's sold about 25 hundred of the Karma Drones. In the recall announcement the company said there were no injuries reported due to these defective models. GoPro is not replacing these units. Just offering refunds, but the company does plan to keep making the drones once they fix the problem. Anyone who owns the Karma can get a refund by returning it to GoPro or to the place they bought it from. Details are on the GoPro website. The $800 Karma drone was designed for the GoPro camera, but it was Simple to use with a handheld controller that had a flip up touch screen. And the drone was very portable and could be folded up into a backpack. And in case you are wondering about power loss, sophisticated drones like the Karma are designed to not simply fall out to the sky when they lose power. They're generally programmed. To land themselves when power is low. First giving off a warning when the battery is running out. I'm Bridget Carey you can stay on top of the biggest text stories at cnet.com/update.