The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Nikon Inc., announced a voluntary recall of Nikon digital SLR camera battery packs. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Nikon has received seven reports of incidents outside of the U.S. and Canada of the recalled battery packs overheating. No incidents have been reported in the U.S. or Canada. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Nikon EN-EL 15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs with lot numbers E and F. The battery pack was sold with the Nikon digital SLR D800 and D7000 model cameras. The battery pack's model number "EN-EL15" and "7.0V 1900mAh 14Wh" are printed on the back of the battery pack. Only battery packs with an "E" or "F" in ninth character of the 14-digit lot number located on the back of the battery pack are included in this recall.
For additional information, contact Nikon at (800) 645-6687 between 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or click here.