Costco photo printers are off limits in the United States, after the company found that the printing technology they use is incompatible with the law, Fox News has learned.
Costco is now warning US citizens to avoid printing their photos.
The company released a statement on its website, saying the issue was discovered in January and is not considered a security risk.
Costex told Fox News that the issue is an “unanticipated technical limitation,” and that the company is working to resolve the issue.
The US government is currently investigating a similar issue affecting more than 150 million US citizens who have used the software to print photo albums, with the FBI’s National Security Division saying the software was used to print photos of people without a valid license, FoxNews.com reported.
The software, which cost $100 a year, was first deployed in the 1990s, but has since been expanded to a wide variety of businesses and businesses in a wide range of industries, including architecture, food and beverage, transportation, government, military and healthcare, Foxnews.com said.
The software was originally designed for military use and has since become a popular commercial application for all types of companies, including food delivery companies, restaurants and hotels.
Costcos products can be used by anyone, including US citizens and permanent residents, but US citizens are banned from printing their own photos, and can only print the images of US government employees, US Postal Service employees and members of the military.
According to the US Secret Service, more than 80% of the photographs printed are made from US government-approved photos, the agency said.
The agency also said that the software is not compatible with the US Constitution, and is therefore not a security issue.
Costcas software is being reviewed by the US Department of Justice, the US Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Trade Commission.
The Federal Trade Commision is investigating the issue and is working with Costco to determine if it can be removed from the market, the Federal Government said.