I just received a quality advisory notice from Nikon France warning photographers who own a Nikon D7000, a Nikon D800 or a Nikon D800E (the Nikon D800E review is coming very soon !), that their EN-EL15 battery could overheat. This phenomenon does occurs in a very little amount of cases, but they prefer to be cautious enough and to organize a replacement campaign. If your DSLR battery is among the potentially defective ones, then you can contact Nikon support of your country and they should repleace it free of charge by shuttle-service.
How do I know my Nikon EN-EL15 battery is defective ?
That’s simple. You have to check two parameters :
- It must have been bought after Febr. 29th
- The 9th digit of the production lot number must be either an “E” or an “F”
Keep in mind that I have been advised of this quality issue by Nikon France. The purchase date, serial numbers and replacement conditions may differ if you are located in an other european country, in Asia, America… check with your local Nikon Support Service.