Nikon Recalls Some Batteries (D100, D70, D50)

Nikon Inc. is recalling EN-EL3 batteries as detailed in a service advisory (issued Nov. 7. 2005) because of possible overheating and melting. The recall involves over 700,000 affected battery packs (including 200,000 in the US) that were packaged with the Nikon D100, D70 and D50 and also sold as accessories under model number 26265. Replacement will be free of charge. Although only four incidents of problems have been reported to date, replacement of batteries with the pertinent lot numbers is strongly recommended. Full specifics are available at on the Nikon Web site. To receive instructions and materials for the return of your affected EN-EL3 battery pack, postage prepaid, and your free replacement, click here or call toll free 1-800-645-6678.