Nikon Recalls New Batteries in Danger of Overheating
If you bought a Nikon D800, D800E, D7000 or Nikon 1 V1 camera in the past two months, you may want to check your battery. Nikon is recalling a batch of its Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable batteries, after discovering that some of them can overheat and deform, posing a hazard to users. There have already been seven confirmed reports of this taking place worldwide.
This recall is limited to those units of the EN-EL15 battery in lots E and F. To check whether your battery is affected, located the lot number for your battery on the bottom of the name plate (as in the image above).
If you have an EN-EL15 battery pack with the 9th digit of the 14 digit lot number with either the letter E or F, you should immediately stop using it and remove the battery pack from the battery compartment. EN-EL15 battery packs with which the 9th digit is an A, B, C, D, G or any subsequent letter in the alphabet are not affected and not subject to this recall.
Even though Nikon classes this a voluntary recall, we should remind our readers that batteries are inherently hazardous materials and should not risk using these affected batteries. Local users can find out how to replace their batteries at Nikon.com.sg.