If the serial numbers 3500001 to 3574100 are being recalled then this is 74099 being recalled not 350000.
Still I am very suspisious for the REAL reason for the recall. My HP camera has got dents and bits missing of metal (Never let other peoples kids use your camera!) through 3 years of use and there are no sharp edges. Or have they just skimped on the design to save a few bucks.
Sony appear to be going downhill and I really wonder at times how long it will be before they hit serious financial issues. With the very poor sales of the PS3 (which they are still losing money on the hardware) and the battery fiasco how long will it be before the public give Sony a miss due to mistrust of their products.
Finally - Stu why would anyone buy a camera if you cannot upload to a PC?