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September 19, 2002

Nikon Has Recalled Coolpix 2000-Model Digital Cameras

Melville, N.Y. (SafetyAlerts) - 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 touched.

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

No other Nikon products are involved in this recall

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