Important Notice on Nikon Industrial Microscope ECLIPSE LV Series

February 8, 2007

NIKON CORPORATION

Thank you for choosing Nikon Industrial Microscope.

It has come to our recent attention that the defect found on the power supply circuit board built inside the Nikon Eclipse LV series industrial microscopes. On very rare occasions, this defect may cause the lamp to extinguish and generate smokes. Ten such accidents have been reported to Nikon around the world.

Nikon is committed to safety and product quality and will replace, free of charge, the power supply parts of the affected models. Though our sales representatives will try their best to contact you as soon as possible, we appreciate your contact to your nearest Nikon representative or the customer service center shown below.

Please note that LV series microscopes are UL-approved products and thus, there is no risk of fire due to this default since the circuit board is covered with incombustible material and incorporated in a metal chassis. However, if you recognize any smoke emission or a lamp failure other than the lamp filament breaking, turn off the power at once and never turn on the product again.

Nikon regrets any inconvenience this matter may cause and we appreciate your continued support of our products.

Products that needs parts replacement:

LV150A, LV150, LV100DA, LV100D and LV100POL sold before January 2007

For more information, please contact Nikon or Local Nikon Sales Representatives:

In the Americas

Nikon Instruments INC.
1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel: +1-631-547-8500 Fax: +1-631-547-0306

In Europe

Nikon Instruments Europe B.V.
Tripolis 100, Burgerweeshuispad 101, 1076 ER Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31-20-7099-000 Fax: +31-20-7099-2988

In China

Nikon Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
26F, Hang Seng Bank Tower, No.1000 Lujiazui Ring Road,
Pudong New District, Shanghai 200120, China
TEL:+86-21-6841-2050 FAX:+86-21-6841-2060
Beijing Branch TEL: +86-10-5831-2028 FAX: +86-10-5831-2026
Guangzhou Branch TEL: +86-20-3882-0550 FAX: +86-20-3882-0580

In Korea

Nikon Instruments Korea Co., Ltd.
6F, Yuk-in Bldg., 17, 86Gil, Yeongdongdaero,
Kangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06174
TEL: +82-2-2186-8400 FAX: +82-2-555-4415

For Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, India

Nikon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
60 Anson Road #09-01
Mapletree Anson, Singapore 079914
TEL: +65-6559-3645 FAX: +65-6559-3668

For other Asian Countries, Middle-East, Oceania, etc.

NIKON CORPORATION
Marketing Department, Microscope Solutions Business Unit
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6290 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6433-3705 FAX:+81-3-6433-3785
NIKON INSTECH, CO., LTD.
International Sales Dept., Industrial Metrology Second Sales Divison
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6290 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6433-3701 FAX:+81-3-6433-3784

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.