This week Nikon recalled batteries for it’s new D800 and D7000 DSLR cameras. These bundled batteries are reportedly prone to short circuiting, which could burn the user. The batteries were bundled with the D800 and D7000 cameras sold in the U.S. between March and April 2012, and in Canada between February and March 2012. Affected cameras can be identified by model number.
The batteries affected are Nikon EN-EL 15 batteries with an “E” or an “F” character as the ninth number in the 14 digit model number. This recall is affecting about 5,100 cameras sold in the U.S and a total of 195,000 cameras sold around the world. For more information about the recall, contact Nikon at (800) 645-6687 or visit their website at www.nikonusa.com.