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Nikon digital SLR camera battery packs

Date: 
July 11, 2012
Brand: 
Nikon
Sold At: 

Camera, office supply and mass merchandise stores, in catalogs and on various websites nationwide. They were sold with the digital SLR camera in Canada from February 2012 through March 2012 and in the U.S. from March 2012 through April 2012 for between $1,200 and $3,000.

Problem:

The battery packs can short circuit, causing them to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 5,100 in the United States, 1,100 in Canada and an additional 195,000 worldwide
If You Own This Product: 

Consumers should stop using the recalled battery packs immediately, remove them from the camera and contact Nikon for a free replacement battery pack.

Consumer Contact: 

For additional information, contact Nikon at (800) 645-6687 between 8 a.m. through 12 midnight ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.nikonusa.com

Incidents/Injuries: 

Nikon has received seven reports of incidents outside of the U.S. and Canada of the recalled battery packs overheating. No incidents have been reported in the U.S. or Canada. No injuries have been reported.

Manufactured In: 
Japan and China

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