Nikon Canada has issued a recall on batteries for some of their high end digital cameras.
Says Nikon’s web site (the emphasis is mine):
It has come to our attention that some Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries EN-EL3 for Nikon digital-SLR cameras may, on rare occasions, overheat causing the battery to become deformed or, in the worse case, to catch fire.
That’ll get your attention.
I have 2 batteries for my camera. As luck (?) would have it, one was subject to recall, leaving me with another to keep me going.
Despite the inconvenience, I’m impressed with the way Nikon replaced my battery. Using the form on their web site, I sent my battery by courier leaving Vancouver on Dec 12th. Yesterday, Dec 19th, a brand new battery showed up on my door via courier.
Makes buying a high end camera with a battery that might ‘catch fire’ almost pleasurable.
So, congrats and Merry Christmas to Department 410 at Nikon in Mississauga.
Not all EN-EL3 batteries are affected, so check their web site for the complete range.
I see now that Nikon has issued a service advisory for a variety of their digital cameras, from the high end D2H to cheaper models. Great, Just what you need for Christmas. Again, check their web site for info.