Nikon has issued a voluntary recall of some units of its EN-EL3 lithium-ion battery found in the D50, D70 and D100 after incidents of overheating during charging.

Nikon has issued a voluntary recall of some units of its EN-EL3 lithium-ion battery found in the D50, D70 and D100 after incidents of overheating during charging.

Nikon claims that the error is not a design fault, but a problem that occurred during the manufacturing process of batteries produced from May to September 2004. The error hasn?t caused personal injury, but five incidents have been reported worldwide, resulting in damage to what Nikon describes as ?adjacent material? while being recharged.

Nikon has elected to replace free of charge all batteries that were made during this period.

The battery is also available an accessory for use with the D70s.

For a list of the batch numbers of the affected batteries, log onto www.europe-nikon.com/support and for more information call 02871 305 500.