Nikon has issued a recall of all Nikon F6 35mm film SLR cameras “manufactured and/or sold after July 22, 2019“. The camera, first released in 2004 is the last of Nikon’s F range of flagship cameras, which started back in April 1959 with the imaginatively named Nikon F – affectionately called the “Big F” by its fans.

Still in production today, some 16 years after its release, the recall is due to some components containing levels of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) which “potentially exceed the standard value specified in the European Union regulation, the RoHS Directive” have been used in some F6 35mm film SLR cameras manufactured and/or sold after July 22, 2019.

Since July 22, 2019, the use of DBP in electrical and electronic products has been restricted and standard values of DBP have applied to these products. Nikon is offering free camera service to correct the issue: ship the camera (free of charge) to a Nikon Service Center, even if the warranty has expired.

The recall affects the following 152 cameras:

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

Please see the official Nikon USA announcement to claim a free shipping label to ship your camera to Nikon if it’s serial number appears in the list above.

~ EM

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4 Comments

 

  1. When it’s been in production for 16 years, a lot of pristine used samples are about. And if I had one of these tagged samples, last thing I’d be doing is sending it away for 2 months because some unelected Mandarin in Brussels is concerned about recycling parts of an expensive camera that may not be discarded for another 25 years.

  2. Absolutely amazing of nikon to keep such an itemised log of all camera production specification’s. A true testament of the GIANT amongst camera manufaturers.

  3. Absolutely amazing of nikon to keep such an itemised log of all camera production specification’s. A true testament of the GIANT amongst camera manufaturers.