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How to Tell if Your Nikon Battery is Fake

Posted On: May 24, 2019   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

How to Tell if Your Nikon Battery is Fake

B&H informed customers this week that it recently sold a batch of “subpar” Nikon batteries and is now sending out free replacements. Nikon is now confirmed that the “subpar” batteries were counterfeit and is advising photographers on how to check their own batteries.
“It has come to our attention that we unfortunately received a subpar batch of Nikon EN-EL15b rechargeable lithium-ion batteries,” B&H wrote in an email to affected customers. “Since it is impossible for us to ascertain which of our customers received from the affected batch, we will be replacing all of these batteries sent to our customers regardless of which battery they might have received.”
PetaPixel learned from a source that “subpar” actually meant “fake,” and that's what Nikon just confirmed to us with this emailed statement.
“We have been made aware that some customers who purchased individual EN-EL15b batteries from authorized Nikon retailers received defective product,” Nikon tells PetaPixel. “These batteries are not genuine and were...

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