September 19, 2002Nikon Has Recalled Coolpix
2000-Model Digital Cameras
- Nikon Inc. has recalled
about 9,100 Coolpix 2000-model digital cameras imported into the United
States. A short circuit can occur in the battery compartment, creating a
possible thermal burn hazard to consumers if the battery compartment lid is
Nikon has received 14 reports of these cameras shorting, but none occurred
in the United States. No injuries have been reported. Minor heat damage to
the battery compartment has been reported.
The recall includes the Nikon Coolpix 2000-model digital cameras with serial
numbers 3010001 to 3060980 and 3510001 to 3561916. The brand name and model
number are located on the front of the camera, and the serial number is on
the bottom of the camera. The camera is mostly silver-colored with lavender
around the lens.
Department, electronic, computer and camera stores, as well as mail-order
and Web retailers sold these cameras nationwide from July 30, 2002 through
August 2002 for about $250.
Consumers with a recalled Nikon Coolpix 2000 camera should immediately
remove the batteries and contact Nikon to receive a free replacement Coolpix
2000 digital camera. For more information, contact Nikon at (800) 645-6687
between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to Nikon's web
site at www.nikonusa.com
No other Nikon products are involved in this recall.