Old Nikon Film Camera Recalled

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We didn’t expect to tell you about a 16-year-old film camera getting a recall but here we are.

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Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels.

Nikon’s last “flagship” SLR film camera released way back in 2004, the F6, PetaPixel reports. The recall involves a new European Union regulation about hazardous substances. Any impacted models will be replaced by Nikon.

The law targets plasticizer dibutyl phthalate (DBP) specifically and, upon review, Nikon noticed some of the F6 cameras were in violation of this law’s new regulations.

Interestingly, the recall, while a pretty big deal since we rarely discuss cameras this old getting official take-back offers, only impacts about 152 units – so few that Nikon Japan actually took time to list the serial numbers of the units impacted.

Those numbers are: “0035842, 0035862, 0035867, 0035868, 0035869, 0035870, 0035871, 0035872, 0035873, 0035909, 0035910, 0035911, 0035912, 0035913, 0035914, 0035915, 0035916, 0035917, 0035918, 0035919, 0035920, 0035921, 0035922, 0035923, 0035924, 0035925, 0035926, 0035927, 0035928, 0035929, 0035930, 0035932, 0035934, 0035941, 0035942, 0035943, 0035944, 0035945, 0035946, 0035947, 0035948, 0035949, 0035950, 0035951, 0035952, 0035953, 0035954, 0035955, 0035956, 0035957, 0035958, 0035959, 0035968, 0035969, 0035970, 0035971, 0035972, 0035973, 0035974, 0035975, 0035976, 0035977, 0035978, 0035979, 0035980, 0035981, 0035983, 0035984, 0035985, 0035986, 0035987, 0035989, 0035990, 0035991, 0035992, 0036010, 0036011, 0036012, 0036013, 0036014, 0036015, 0036016, 0036017, 0036018, 0036019, 0036020, 0036021, 0036022, 0036023, 0036024, 0036025, 0036026, 0036027, 0036028, 0036029, 0036030, 0036031, 0036032, 0036033, 0036034, 0036035, 0036036, 0036037, 0036038, 0036039, 0036041, 0036042, 0036043, 0036045, 0036046, 0036047, 0036048, 0036049, 0036050, 0036051, 0036052, 0036053, 0036056, 0036057, 0036058, 0036062, 0036112, 0036114, 0036116, 0036130, 0036133, 0036134, 0036135, 0036136, 0036137, 0036138, 0036139, 0036140, 0036141, 0036142, 0036147, 0036149, 0036153, 0036154, 0036155, 0036156, 0036157, 0036158, 0036159, 0036160, 0036161, 0036162, 0036165, 0036177, 0036188, 0036189, 0036191.”

To figure out if your camera is impacted, it would match one of the serial numbers above.

The recall has nothing to do with the F6’s performance as Nikon highlights, “The product has no problems in quality, function and performance, and has no effect on health in normal use, so you can continue to use it.”

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[PetaPixel]

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