Nikon recalls camera batteries
EN-EL15 battery “overheats and deforms the camera body”
Nikon has issued a recall for the EN-EL15 Lithium Ion battery, an accessory for its D800, D800E, and D7000 digital-SLR cameras, and the Nikon 1 V1 advanced camera.
In a service advisory statement present on Nikon’s US, European and Australian websites, the company says the battery “may contain a sub-standard component” which “In extremely rare cases … may cause the battery to overheat and the exterior casing to become deformed.”
The problem has not been detected in the wild, but the company has nonetheless decided to recall the batteries.
Effected batteries will have the letter “E” or “F” as the ninth character in their serial number. Nikon has offered the example of a serial number “201XXXXXEXXXXX” or “201XXXXXFXXXXX” to help identify batteries it will replace, for that is the company's intention.
The links above offer information on how to set the replacement process in motion where you live. ®
You say, with quote marks: “overheats and deforms the camera body”
Where in the 3 advisories to which you link is that quote, and where does it say that the *camera* body is affected? Let's be generous and say that you misunderstood this statement: "The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly causing the outside casing to become deformed..."
It is pretty clear that it refers to the casing of the battery, not the camera. But as I say, you misunderstood, which is fine. But why offer it as a quote...? That's pretty poor reporting.
Absolutely agree - it's a potentially quite serious issue!! But the fault could cause any number of serious consequences ("could burn the house down")!!!!
My gripe was with the reporter presenting something explicitly as a quote when, as far as I can see, it was entirely made up (as in not a quote at all) Pedantic - maybe. But reporters should report...
I'm waiting for them to say it's a "feature" that Canon don't have :)
Who can forget the Nikon fanboys going on about not needing full frame sensors like Canon had, then going on about it being the best thing since sliced bread once they did get them.
Leap day onwards ...
According to the Nikon support site, applies only to cameras and batteries sold after 29th February 2012. Should be OK with my D7000 and spare battery from August last year then!