Nikon recalls more batteries



December 6th, 2005

EN-EL3Attention Nikon owners!  [tag]Nikon[/tag] have expanded their list of batteries that have been recalled.  If you are the owner of a Nikon [tag]D100[/tag], [tag]D70[/tag] or [tag]D50[/tag] camera that uses an [tag]EN-EL3[/tag] (or EN-EL3a or EN-EL3e) battery then you might be affected.

This voluntary recall is limited only to those units of the Model EN-EL3 bearing the following lot numbers:

First 3 digits: Recall Lot Numbers
44A- 44AC
46A- 46AC, 46AD, 46AE, 46AF, 46AG, 46AH, 46AI, 46AJ, 46AK, 46AL, 46AM, 46AN, 46AO, 46AP, 46AQ, 46AT, 46AU, 46AV, 46AW, 46AX, 46AY
47A- 47AA, 47AB, 47AC, 47AD, 47AE, 47AF, 47AG, 47AH, 47AI, 47AJ, 47AK, 47AL, 47AM, 47AN, 47AO, 47AP, 47AQ, 47AR, 47AS, 47AU, 47AV, 47AW, 47AX, 47AY
48A- 48AA, 48AB, 48AC, 48AD, 48AE, 48AF, 48AG, 48AH, 48AI, 48AJ, 48AK, 48AL
49A- 49AA, 49AB, 49AC, 49AD, 49AE, 49AF, 49AG, 49AH, 49AI, 49AJ, 49AK, 49AL, 49AM, 49AN, 49AP, 49AQ, 49AR, 49AS, 49AT, 49AU
4AA- 4AAA, 4AAB, 4AAC, 4AAD, 4AAE, 4AAF, 4AAG, 4AAH, 4AAI, 4AAJ, 4AAK, 4AAL, 4AAM
4BA- 4BAA, 4BAB, 4BAC, 4BAD, 4BAE, 4BAF, 4BAG, 4BAH, 4BAI, 4BAJ, 4BAK, 4BAL, 4BAN
4CA- 4CAA, 4CAB, 4CAC, 4CAD, 4CAE, 4CAF, 4CAH, 4CAI, 4CAJ
First 3 digits: Additional recall lot numbers (omitted with previous announcement)
51A 51AA, 51AB, 51AC, 51AD, 51AE, 51AF, 51AG, 51AH
53A 53AA, 53AB
54A 54AE, 54AF, 54AH

To determine whether a battery pack is among those being recalled, first confirm that "EN-EL3" is written on the side of the battery, as shown on the following photo. Then compare the lot number that appears printed in black ink in the recessed area on the side of the battery pack, as shown below, with the list of recalled lot numbers printed above (tilt the battery pack so that light shines directly on the recessed area to see the lot number). 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.

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