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Nikon recalls some EN-EL3 batteries

By dpreview staff on Nov 8, 2005 at 11:10 GMT

Nikon has issued an advisory asking owners of cameras with the model EN-EL3 Lithium-Ion battery to return them for exchange. This battery was included with the Nikon D50, D70 and D100 as well as sold as an accessory. Apparently some affected batteries can short out and overheat. Nikon has published a list of 'lot numbers' of the affected batteries, at the moment we only have information from Nikon USA, if you live in other regions you should check with your local distributor.

Click here for the service advisory on the Nikon USA website

Click here to access the service advisory on the Nikon Europe website


By vstar1300 (May 14, 2012)

Good luck trying to get it replaced. I paid $3,000 for a Nikon D800 and can't use the battery it came with. I've been tryng for over two weeks to get it replaced and keep getting the run-around from Nikon Customer Service. I was actually sent a replacement, which has to be exchanged for the old one. The next day, I received a phone call from Nikon saying not to use the replacement, they sent me another bad one. That was two weeks ago. I've been on the phone with Support almost every day since last Wednesday. (It's now Monday) I get a different excuse every time I call. I don't know what to do next.