Digital Cam Battery Recall

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    November 8, 2005
    Release #06-023
    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 645-6678

    CPSC, Nikon Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Rechargeable Battery Packs
    Sold with Digital SLR Cameras

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
    cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
    recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
    recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Nikon Rechargeable Battery Packs with Model Number

    Units: About 200,000 (About 710,000 Worldwide)

    Manufacturer: Nikon Inc., of Melville, N.Y.

    Hazard: These battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat
    and possibly melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: Nikon has confirmed four reports of incidents of the
    problem worldwide with no reports of injuries.

    Description: The recall involves the Nikon rechargeable lithium ion
    battery pack with model number EN-EL3, which is written on the side of
    the battery. The batteries are rated at 7.4V/1400mAh, which also is
    written on the battery. The battery is included as a power source for
    Nikon's digital SLR D100, D70, and D50 model cameras. The battery pack
    was also sold separately.

    Sold at: Camera, mass merchandise, catalog, Internet, and office supply
    stores nationwide from May 2004 through November 2005 for about $50 for
    the battery only and about $800 to $1500 when sold with the digital SLR

    Manufactured In: China

    Remedy: Consumers with battery backs with model number EN-EL3 should
    contact Nikon's Web site to determine if it is included in the recall.
    If so, they should stop using it immediately. Nikon will provide a free
    replacement battery pack.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nikon Inc.
    Customer Service at (800) 645-6678 anytime, or access Nikon's Web site

    To view this recall online, please visit our website at:
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Boy, glad I have a Olympus.:D

    Glad you picked up on that though.:thumb:

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