Nikon Digital SLR Camera Battery Recall announced for Overheating

Nikon Battery Pack Recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 5,100 batteries that were sold in the US because they could overheat and melt if they short circuit. Worldwide, there are 195,000 batteries recalled and in Canada, around 1,100 batteries are listed.

Nikon received seven reports from consumers outside the US that had their battery packs overheat. No batteries in the US overheated and no injuries have been reported.

In the United States the batteries were sold with the SLR D800 and D7000 digital cameras between March 2012 through April 2012. The cameras cost between $1,200 and $3,000.

The battery involved in the recall is the Nikon EN-EL 15. It is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Only the lot numbers with E and F are involved. The battery-pack model number is EN-EL15, which is printed on the back of the battery pack. There is also “7.0V 1900mAh 14Wh” printed on the item as well. The ninth character of the 14-digit lot number will have either an “E” or an “F” in it. This lot number is also found on the battery pack.

Consumers who have the recalled battery packs should stop using them. They should take them out of the camera as a safety precaution. They can contact Nikon to get a free replacement battery pack. Consumers can contact Nikon at (800) 645-6687 between 8 a.m. through 12 midnight ET Monday through Friday. More information is also available at Nikon’s website at www.nikonusa.com.

By: Julie Marcus

ref: CPSC

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