Batteries for camera models: D100, D70 and D50 (Li-ion Battery: EN-EL3)

Product Type: 
Batteries & Chargers
Product Manufacturer: 
Nikon
Serial number(s): 
See text in recall detail
Recall Date: 
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010
Manufactured dates: 
Contact Details: 
Local Nikon dealer or Nikon UK (http://www.europe-nikon.com/support)
Investigator Name: 

Update of Voluntary Product Recall:

Additional batch numbers to be checked by users of Nikon D50, D70 and D100 and the rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3

Amsterdam, December 6th, 2005 - As announced on November 8th, 2005, Nikon has detected that on rare occasions some rechargeable Li-ion batteries of the type EN-EL3 for Nikon Digital SLR cameras may become defective, resulting in overheating during recharging. In the worst case, Nikon cannot rule out the possibility that the battery could catch fire as a result of the defect. The rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL3 battery is provided as a supplied accessory with the Nikon D100, D70 and D50 Digital SLR cameras. It is also sold as a separate accessory for these camera models and can be used with the Nikon D70s.

Owners of the Nikon cameras D100, D70 and D50 and users of the Li-ion battery EN-EL3 are asked to carefully recheck their batteries as additional batch numbers were included into the list of possibly defective batteries.

The additional batch numbers (51AA, 51AB, 51AC, 51AD, 51AE, 51AF, 51AG, 51AH, 53AA, 53AB, 54AE, 54AF, 54AH) are highlighted in the list below.

Batteries that are affected can be found in the list below and should be returned to Nikon for replacement. Customers should follow the on-line procedure described at www.europe-nikon.com/support. Assistance with completing the procedure can be obtained by calling Nikon on the dedicated national number +44 (0)2871 305 500. Qualifying returned EN-EL3 batteries will be replaced with a new EN-EL3a or EN-EL3e free of charge.

The voluntary recall and replacement program applies only to units of the model EN-EL3 bearing the following batch numbers, which are printed on the surface of the battery.

BATCH NUMBERS OF POSSIBLY DEFECTIVE BATTERIES:
44AC
46AC
46AD
46AE
46AF
46AG
46AH
46AI
46AJ
46AK
46AL
46AM
46AN
46AO
46AP
46AQ
46AT
46AU
46AV
46AW
46AX
46AY
47AA
47AB
47AC
47AD
47AE
47AF
47AG
47AH
47AI
47AJ
47AK
47AL
47AM
47AN
47AO
47AP
47AQ
47AR
47AS
47AU
47AV
47AW
47AX
47AY
48AA
48AB
48AC
48AD
48AE
48AF
48AG
48AH
48AI
48AJ
48AK
48AL
49AA
49AB
49AC
49AD
49AE
49AF
49AG
49AH
49AI
49AJ
49AK
49AL
49AM
49AN
49AP
49AQ
49AR
49AS
49AT
49AU
4AAA
4AAB
4AAC
4AAD
4AAE
4AAF
4AAG
4AAH
4AAI
4AAJ
4AAK
4AAL
4AAM
4BAA
4BAB
4BAC
4BAD
4BAE
4BAF
4BAG
4BAH
4BAI
4BAJ
4BAK
4BAL
4BAN
4CAA
4CAB
4CAC
4CAD
4CAE
4CAF
4CAH
4CAI
4CAJ
51AA
51AB
51AC
51AD
51AE
51AF
51AG
51AH
53AA
53AB
54AE
54AF
54AH
- ENDS -

The list of batch numbers for possibly defective rechargeable EN-EL3 batteries will also be published in a web announcement on www.europe-nikon.com/support and Nikon dealers will be informed separately.