WATERLOO, Ontario (

TheStreet

) --

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

recalled about 1,000 of its Playbook tablets but said most of the affected devices were still in the distribution channel and didn't reach customers.

Some users of the affected tablets were having trouble setting up the device.

"RIM is working to replace the affected devices," the BlackBerry maker said in a statement. "In the small number of cases where a customer received a PlayBook that is unable to properly load software upon initial set-up, they can contact RIM for assistance."

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Engadget

reported over the weekend that the affected Playbooks were shipped to

Staples

, although it wasn't clear if the Staples stores were in Canada or the U.S.

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