Nikon recall

Note to self: requested this replacement battery for my Nikon D70 be sent to me today.

Nikon Inc.
Nikon Inc. is asking your cooperation in connection with a voluntary recall of certain lot numbers of its Nikon Model EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium ion battery packs. The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly melt, posing a potential hazard to consumers. There have only been four confirmed reports of incidents of the problem worldwide, and while no injuries have taken place, Nikon Inc. has initiated this recall of the affected lot numbers as a reflection of its commitment to safety and product quality. We are asking that owners of the affected battery packs return them to Nikon Inc. for a free replacement.

If you have an EN-EL3 battery pack with one of the lot numbers listed above, you should immediately stop using it and remove the battery pack from the battery compartment.

To receive instructions and materials for the return of your EN-EL3 battery pack, postage prepaid, and your free replacement, click here or call toll free 1-800-645-6678. In both cases, we will send you a prepaid shipping label, packing materials and instructions to safely return your affected EN-EL3 battery pack. Your EN-EL3 battery pack will be replaced free of charge within approximately 7-10 days of our receipt with a new EN-EL3a or EN-EL3e battery pack. The EN-EL3a and the EN-EL3e may be freely substituted for the EN-EL3 in all cases.

To have a replacement battery EN-EL3a or EN-EL3e battery forwarded to you before returning your EN-EL3 battery please select the “Send replacement battery” button below and enter your credit card information. Nikon will send you a replacement battery, a free return label, and packaging for return of your battery. Nikon will hold your credit information for 30 days. If Nikon receives your return EN-EL3 battery before 30 days of return shipment of the replacement battery your credit card information will be deleted from our files. If Nikon does not receive your EN-EL3 battery with in 30 days your credit card will be charged $49.00 plus tax for the replacement battery.

Doh! I love this battery - I've recharged it maybe 5 times this year. Great, great battery life. I wish all my electronic devices had a battery as good as this one. And I may (hopefully) be going to Montreal next weekend for business/pleasure, I hope my replacement shows up before then.

Nikon D70
Nikon D70

“D70 Outfit with 18-70mm DX Lens” (Nikon)

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