Cast your mind back to November and you may recollect that GoPro had no choice but to put safety first and recall all units of its much-anticipated Karma drone while it investigated a small number of reports of power failure during operation.

After almost two months, the company has finally spoken out on the matter, revealing that it's close to concluding its investigation and will announce the details surrounding the device's worldwide relaunch sometime in early February.

While it's great to hear that the Karma will be hitting the shelves again soon, if the effect of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle on Samsung's reputation is anything to go by, it's likely that GoPro will now be recognized as an unreliable drone manufacturer by both prospective and former customers.

That said, it's unlikely that the Karma's power issues will tarnish GoPro's stellar action video stature. The firm still remains, without a doubt, the go-to brand for dependable rugged, versatile action camcorders -- and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon.