December 26, 2017
Taking this opportunity, we wish to thank you for your continued patronage of Nikon products.
Our in-house inspection has reported that certain parts of the main bodies and accessories of our biological, stereo, measuring and industrial microscopes contain lead and hexavalent chromium which exceed the standard value specified in the RoHS Directive*
We regret any inconvenience this matter may cause and report the facts as follows.
- *RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) was originated in the European Union to restrict the use of certain hazardous materials such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr VI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), found in electrical and electronic products.
|Biological microscopes||ECLIPSE Ci series, E100/E200 series and some of their parts in the accessories|
|Stereo microscope||SMZ800N and SMZ1270 series|
|Measuring microscope||MM-200: some parts in the main body, observation unit, stage and accessories|
|Industrial microscope||ECLIPSE LV100N POL|
We have identified that some of the products mentioned above include parts and materials which do not meet the RoHS Directive. Our guidance and control to our supplier for implementing RoHS Directive was not sufficiently thorough.
Though we have stopped shipping these products as soon as the issues were identified, we will start to ship again once our countermeasures are in place.
These issues do not affect the quality, function or performance of the products and human health in normal use. These products can still continue to be used under normal usage.
Although the products can still be used, we will offer a replacement upon request.
Please contact your regional distributors or sales companies if you are using applicable products and request or have any questions.
- *Please see applicable products list for more details.
As part of our preventive actions to address this situation, Quality committee and Environmental committee, our internal organizations, have conducted reaffirmation of RoHS Directive compliance among all business units.
In addition, we will take steps to reeducate our personnel to more thoroughly implement the RoHS Directive within the Nikon group. This is to reinforce the inspection process and to be more thorough in guiding and controlling our suppliers to strictly implement the RoHS Directive. These actions will be taken to prevent repetition of this incident.
For more information, please contact
- *Please note that the schedule of responding to inquiry will differ depending on each sales company.
Applicable products list
|Product name||Serial No. range|
|ECLIPSE Ci-E Main Body||300248-300302|
|ECLIPSE Ci-S Main Body||405051-405380|
|ECLIPSE Ci-S Main BodyD||594114-594194|
|ECLIPSE Ci-L Main Body||709951-711365|
|ECLIPSE Ci-L Main BodyD||195098-195219|
|C-TB Binocular Tube||923732-924351|
|C-TBM Binocular Tube Anti-Mold||921859-922108|
|C-TF Trinocular Tube F||932911-933500|
|C-TFM Trinocular Tube F Anti- Mold||931124-931143|
|C-TT Trinocular Tube T||934986-936104|
|ECLIPSE Ci-L Main Body BD||710191-710200|
|ECLIPSE E200 MV L Main Body||610011-610017|
|ECLIPSE E200 MV L Set||610012-610025|
|ECLIPSE E200 MV R Main Body||612886-613412|
|ECLIPSE E200 MV R Set||612906-613402|
|ECLIPSE E200 MV R Set EU||612905-612967|
|ECLIPSE E200 MV RS Main Body||610570-610643|
|ECLIPSE E200 MV R Trinocular Tube Set||612881-613417|
|ECLIPSE E200 LED MV LS Main Body||610530-610623|
|ECLIPSE E200 LED MV R Main Body||618949-620835|
|ECLIPSE E200 LED MV R Dry Objectives Set||618906-620434|
|ECLIPSE E200 LED MV R Set||619148-620785|
|ECLIPSE E200 LED MV R Set EU||618994-620865|
|ECLIPSE E200 LED MV R Trinocular Tube Set||619112-620783|
|ECLIPSE E200 Binocular Set||211259-211373|
|ECLIPSE E200 Trinocular Set||211260-211496|
|POLARIZING MICROSCOPE ECLIPSE E200 MV POL D Main Body||610070-610076|
|POLARIZING MICROSCOPE ECLIPSE E200 MV POL E Main Body||610506-610530|
|SMZ800N Zooming Body||2105416-2106313|
|SMZ1270 Zooming Body||2103518-2103973|
|SMZ1270i Zooming Body||2002409-2002494|
|P-B Binocular Tube||1006369-1007182|
|P2-TERG100 Trinocular Tilt Tube||5351746-5351830|
|P2-TERG50 Trinocular Tilt Tube||5353611-5354020|
|P-TERG100 Trinocular Tilt Tube||5353422-5353517|
|P-TERG50 Trinocular Tilt Tube||5355491-5355875|
|P-T100 Trinocular Tube||1002711-1002950|
|P2-TL100 Trinocular Tube||1002757-1002806|
|P2-PB Plain Base||2002258-2002297|
|P-PS32 Plain Stand||2003498-2003899|
|P2-DBL LED Diascopic Illumination Base||2002666-2102274|
|SL32 LED Diascopic Illumination Stand||2103355-2103716|
|P2-MFU Motorized Focus Unit||1002707-1002795|
|P2-FU Focus Unit||1003480-1003629|
|C-FM Focus Mount||1006541-1007590|
|Measuring Microscope MM-200||5202105-5202120|
|PS 2X2B Stage||1251023-1251050|
|PS 4X4B Stage||1351022-1351051|
|PS 6X4B Stage||1451026-1451051|
|Trinocular Optical Head||1053092-1053381|
|M-200 Monocular Optical Head||1352232-1352251|
|Trinocular Optical Head for Dual Objective Lens||1152103-1152160|
|U-Bracket Mount LV||1452795-1453024|
|Product name||Shipping period|
|P2-DBF Fiber Diascopic Illumination Base||2016/10-2017/11|
|P-DSF32 Fiber Diascopic Illumination Stand||2016/10-2017/11|
|F-TV D Series TV Tube||2017/4-2017/11|
|Y-T TV Tube||2017/4-2017/11|
|1-100XC-SW Swing-out Achromat Condenser||2017/4-2017/11|
|SM plain stand||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 120V R Main Body||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 120V R Set||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 230V R Main Body||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 230V R Set||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 230V R Set EU||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 LED MV L Main Body||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 LED MV L Set||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 LED MV R Main Body||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 LED MV R Set||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE E100 LED MV R Set EU||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE LV100N POL||2017/7-2017/11|
|ECLIPSE Ci-POL Main Body||2017/7-2017/11|
|P-I Intermediate Tube for Polarizing Microscope||2017/7-2017/11|
|P-TB2 Binocular Tube for Polarizing Microscope||2017/7-2017/11|
|P-TT3 Trinocular Tube for Polarizing Microscope||2017/7-2017/11|