While Canon is recalling their T4i DSLRs, Nikon also has a recall on their hand.
Customers who bought a Nikon D800 or D7000 DSLR this year, you have important news. Both the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada has recently announced the that the batteries sold with the Nikon D800 or D7000 are being voluntarily recalled.
The reason for the voluntary recall is due to the batteries sold with the Nikon D800 or D7000 DSLR being a potential burn hazard. Although there are no injuries reported that was caused by the batteries, they have recieved many reports outside the US saying that the batteries overheat, which melt and pose a risk to users.
Both the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada released said which devices are to be recalled
This recall involves Nikon EN-EL 15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs with lot numbers E and F. The battery pack was sold with the Nikon digital SLR D800 and D7000 model cameras. The battery pack’s model number “EN-EL15” and “7.0V 1900mAh 14Wh” are printed on the back of the battery pack. Only battery packs with an “E” or “F” in ninth character of the 14-digit lot number located on the back of the battery pack are included in this recall.
Based on the report, 5,100 of the recalled batteries were sold in the US and 1,100 of the recalled batteries were sold in Canada. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said that users who have the device should immediately stop “using the recalled battery packs immediately, remove them from the camera and contact Nikon for a free replacement battery pack.”