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According to the Nikon support site, applies only to cameras and batteries sold after 29th February 2012. Should be OK with my D7000 and spare battery from August last year then!
Nikon has issued a recall for the EN-EL15 Lithium Ion battery, an accessory for its D800, D800E, and D7000 digital-SLR cameras, and the Nikon 1 V1 advanced camera. In a service advisory statement present on Nikon’s US, European and Australian websites, the company says the battery “may contain a sub-standard component” which “ …
You say, with quote marks: “overheats and deforms the camera body”
Where in the 3 advisories to which you link is that quote, and where does it say that the *camera* body is affected? Let's be generous and say that you misunderstood this statement: "The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat and possibly causing the outside casing to become deformed..."
It is pretty clear that it refers to the casing of the battery, not the camera. But as I say, you misunderstood, which is fine. But why offer it as a quote...? That's pretty poor reporting.
Absolutely agree - it's a potentially quite serious issue!! But the fault could cause any number of serious consequences ("could burn the house down")!!!!
My gripe was with the reporter presenting something explicitly as a quote when, as far as I can see, it was entirely made up (as in not a quote at all) Pedantic - maybe. But reporters should report...
Depends on the chemestry and construction. LiPol batteries will go bang if you look at them strange. Likewise Lithium-Cobalt, which has mostly been abandoned for that very reason.
I have some 40Ah LiFePO4 cells which I use on a bicycle mobile/portable amateur radio station and they've had the occasional bit of abuse, including one time I had my solar charger cranked up a bit high and momentarily cooked them on 14.8V instead of the recommended maximum of 14.6V (4 cells at 3.65V/cell) ... Oops.
If they were LiCo, they'd have probably gone kaboom, but these cells of mine seemed to take this in their stride. That said, if you really did abuse them, they'd probably let you know about it, I don't intend to put this to the test however. :-)
By the sounds of things, someone didn't do careful checking of the circuit design back at Nikon, and they've just picked up the error. They don't want an exploding battery fiasco like Dell did a few years back.
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