WASHINGTON - A recall has been issued for Nikon digital SLR camera battery packs due to a burn hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall and says consumers should stop product use. It is also illegal to resell a product once a recall has been issued.
The Nikon battery packs can short circuit and overheat which causes them to melt and potentially burn users.
Here's a description from cpsc.gov:
"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."
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