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Nikon recalls high-end camera battery

Nikon is recalling the rechargeable EN-EL15 lithium ion batteries used for its Nikon D800, 800E and D7000 DSLRs, and Nikon 1 V1 system cameras, due to risk of overheating.

The affected batteries were sold between March 1, and April 15, 2012.

According to a recall statement from the Australian Competition and Consumer Corporation (ACCC), the lithium ion battery may overheat, melt the camera body and lead to a fire hazard.

Nikon Australia said there have been no local incidents, but Nikon USA says there have been seven confirmed incidents worldwide.

Consumers can identify the battery with batch numbers having either one of the sequences: 201XXXXXEXXXXX and 201XXXXXFXXXXX.

Nikon is offering replacement batteries for those with the affected serial numbers.

Consumers are advised to return the battery to the Nikon Australia Service Centre for exchange or contact 1800 810 259 or email to arrange a free pick up (Only original Nikon EN-EL15 batteries belonging to the affected production lot will be entitled to the one-to-one exchange).


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