July 12, 2012—Nikon recalled its SLR camera battery packs, because they can short circuit, which would cause them to overheat and melt, and pose a burn hazard to consumers.
The recalled battery pack was sold as original equipment with Nikon digital-SLR D800 and D7000 model cameras. Only battery packs that have an E or an F in the ninth character of the 14-digit lot number that’s on the back of the battery pack are included in this recall.
The recalled product was sold at camera, mass-merchandise and office-supply stores, via catalogs and online from March 2012 through April 2012. No injuries were reported. Consumers should stop using the battery pack, remove it from the camera and contact Nikon for a free replacement.
For more information, call Nikon at 800/645-6687 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–midnight ET or go to nikonusa.com.