Chinas Quality Watchdog Orders Recall of Nikon Cameras with Defective Batteries

Published By : 04 Jun 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Owners of Nikon cameras in the Chinese mainland might want to read this news report. Nikon Imaging (China) Sales Co Ltd on Tuesday issued a statement recalling four of its camera models that were sold in mainland China. However, this recall only applies to those camera models that were sold between June and October 2005. These camera models had come under the scanner of China’s quality watchdog for their defective batteries, which then directed the company to replace these batteries.

The recall by Nikon is in line with these quality-correction measures. According to reports, the rechargeable batteries (EN-EL3) that have been used in the Nikon D100, D70, D70s, and D50 models have defects. This recall will affect nearly 9.725 cameras, according to a statement issued by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. The country’s quality watchdog said that users of these cameras are at risk, as the batteries used in those cameras could become deformed as they heat up. The statement further warned that in certain extreme cases, this could even cause fires.

As part of this recall, owners of the Nikon camera models with defective batteries can have them replaced for free, the statement assured. It was way back in November 2005 that the company had announced a recall of these defective batteries. However, it was found that there are as many as 9,725 cameras whose owners had failed to respond to the request for recall, said the statement. Apparently, this recall is specific to those cameras that were sold on the Chinese mainland, and not anywhere else.
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