Pentax UK has alerted consumers to a manufacturing defect affecting a ?small percentage? of three-pin plug cords supplied with the K10D digital SLR and five of its compact cameras.

The recall affects the following models sold after 20 November 2006: The K10D; Optio A20; T20; W20; S7 and L20.

?Customers are being asked to check the plug cords of cameras that fit these criteria,? said Pentax in a statement issued this afternoon.

?To identify a potentially faulty plug cord customers should check the rear of the three-pin plug cord by holding it by the end with the three pins and turning the pins to face away from them. If the box containing text says ?Approved BSI KM 45980? they should cease use and contact the Pentax helpline on 0800 2889410 for a replacement cord which will be sent immediately. The helpline will also arrange for the customer to return the recalled cord free of charge.?

Pentax adds that the power cords were supplied to the firm with ?full British and European safety accreditation?.

For details call 0800 2889410.