November 9, 2005 1:21 PM PST

Nikon announces massive battery recall

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Japanese camera maker Nikon has issued a recall for its lithium ion battery packs after discovering a potential fire hazard in as many as 710,000 of the devices.

The company noted on its Web site that in at least four cases, EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium ion battery packs had short-circuited, which can lead to overheating and melting.

Despite no reported injuries from the problem, the company has said it will voluntarily recall the batteries worldwide.

The EN-EL3 is an accessory to several of the company's digital SLR cameras, including the D100, D70 and D50 models. Nikon also sells the battery separately, as item number 26265.

The batteries were first available in May 2004, the company said. Nikon has distributed at least 710,000 of them, according to an online tech news site, The Inquirer.

Nikon posted a chart on its Web site explaining which specific batteries were subject to the recall and informing customers how to get a free replacement by contacting the company.

Nikon did not return several calls for comment.

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My digital camera battery started losing its ability to hold a charge recently. I didnt really know where to get a new battery for and looking online I found a site called <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.laptopsforless.com/digitalcamerabattery" target="_newWindow">http://www.laptopsforless.com/digitalcamerabattery</a> and bought a battery through them. It works great but I have never purchased a battery online before and I was wondering if anyone else has. Should I have gone through the manufacturer?
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