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Canon Unveils Recycling Program to Consumers

July 27, 2005 — By ENN

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Imaging and copy giant Canon has announced a recycling program for its products. The recycling of used and obsolete electronic products is becoming an issue throughout the consumer and office electronics products industry.

'We want to work with our customers to ensure appropriate recycling of certain Canon consumer products to help the environment and local communities,' said Mario Rufino, of the environmental management and product safety department, corporate planning division at Canon U.S.A., Inc, a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ). 'We are pleased to announce our Consumer Products Recycling Program to assist Canon customers in the United States in recycling end-of-life Canon products.'

To recycle eligible Canon products, consumers can log on to http://estore.usa.canon.com/recycle/recycle.asp and for a nominal fee, order a UPS shipping label by clicking the 'Recycle Now' button. The shipping label will be sent via e-mail. If the printer being used does not print labels, customers can call 1.800.385.2155 to order over the phone and receive a shipping label by mail.

Pricing covers the cost of shipment and recycling. The fee structure is based on product category and includes:

-- $6, plus applicable sales tax - Binoculars, Camcorders, Cameras, Compact Photo Printers, Film, Scanners and Video Equipment
-- $12, plus applicable sales tax - Flatbed Scanners (CanoScan) and Bubble Jet Products: printers, multifunction all-in-ones and fax machines
-- $36, plus applicable sales tax - ImageCLASS Products, Laser Fax Machines and PC Copiers

Consumers will need to provide the Canon model name and product serial number to place the order. Once the product is packed and ready for shipment, take the box to a UPS-designated drop-off facility anywhere in the United States. UPS drop sites can be located by visiting www.ups.com or by calling 1.800.CALL.UPS. Upon receipt, the product will be recycled through a licensed recycling facility in an environmentally sound manner.

For a list of eligible consumer recycling products, log on to http://estore.usa.canon.com/recycle/recycle.asp. For a list of frequently asked questions or for further questions regarding the program, contact Canon by email at recyclesupport@cits.canon.com, or by phone at 1-800-385-2155.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. provides imaging and copy machines and services. Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) in 2004 had global revenues of $33.3 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

Source: Business Wire, Canon U.S.A.