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Nikon Announce further batch numbers of EN-EL3 battery are to be recalled due to defect

Nikon Announce further batch numbers of EN-EL3 battery are to be recalled due to defect - Additional batch numbers to be checked by users of Nikon D50, D70 and D100 and the rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3

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Batteries and Chargers

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.

For further details please visit the Nikon Press Room or click on the following link:
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...and they can't organise their way out of a paper bag over this. Hope everyone affected is carrying spares! STILL waiting for my mailer after one month.

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I got my mailer after about a week, but I'm worried how long the replacement is going to take.
Just got a mail today. They're sending me the replacement battery with a 'Returns' mailer enclosed so that I can return my battery within a month etc... Now THAT is the way I would have done from Day One since the affected batteries are only going to be trashed!
Oh dear!!
Just bought my wife a D50 and now the battery is suspect.

It looks as if she will have to do without it for ages...

Nikon in one way should be applauded for taking the safety issue really serious... However they are struggling in providing their customers with a replacement battery :o(

tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
Can you not buy your wife a good battery so she can at least use the camera and when Nikon ship you a replacement use it as a back up/spare.
I must be the lucky one. I sent one battery back and got two in return !!!
Thanks guys for your comments, I will get my wife a spare battery...

I registered the faulty battery with Nikon, did anyone receive any confirmation from them that the battery has been registered as faulty?


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