If you recently received a Canon printer rebate check and live in the United States, you may want to hold on to it for a few days.

According to DPReview.com, Canon has announced that the company that handles Canon’s printer rebate programs –Continental Promotion Group - has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Canon has asked that U.S. consumers with a printer rebate check dated before Nov. 14th to hold off on cashing it, in fear that it may bounce.  The company would also like consumers planning on sending in rebate forms to wait for further information on the status of the rebate program.

DPReview.com reported Wednesday that Canon has made the following statement: "The third-party rebate processing company that implements Canon’s rebate program covering printer and camcorder products filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy petition on Friday, November 14. Any customer who has received a rebate check for these products dated prior to November 14, should not cash the check as it may bounce. Canon is diligently working on steps to ensure that eligible consumers receive valid rebate checks as soon as possible. More information will be available on our Web site by Friday, November 21.”

As of this writing, there was no mention of the glitch with the rebate checks or programs on Canon’s website.  If you have questions, customers are urged to call Canon’s Customer Call Center at 1-800-OK-Canon.

UPDATE:

At the bottom of the Canon USA home page there is a link to a statement about the rebate program. 

Via DPReview.com