Recall: Coolpix 2000-Model Digital CamerasRecalled by Nikon Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2002
Release # 02-253
Nikon's Recall Hotline: (800) 645-6687
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051

CPSC, Nikon Inc. Announce Recall of Coolpix 2000-Model Digital Cameras WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nikon Inc., of Melville, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling 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 www.nikonusa.com

No other Nikon products are involved in this recall.

Coolpix 2000-Model Digital CamerasRecalled by Nikon Inc.