A spokesman for Nikon UK said: ‘It has come to our attention that a number of EN-EL15 batteries manufactured by one of our suppliers did not meet Nikon’s internal quality standards.

‘In extremely rare cases within the manufacturing process the EN-EL15 battery has been found to overheat and affect the exterior casing.

‘Whilst there have been no reported problems within the market, in order to ensure the safety of our customers and their equipment, Nikon has initiated a voluntary replacement EN-EL15 battery scheme for applicable products.’

The battery is also used in the Nikon 1 V1 compact system camera.

Customers affected are urged to contact Nikon’s Customer Support Department