To customers using Nikon biological, stereo, measuring and industrial microscopes

December 26, 2017

NIKON CORPORATION

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.

Affected 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

Reason

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.

Countermeasures

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.

Preventive actions

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

Europe & Africa

Nikon Instruments Europe B.V.
Tripolis 100
Burgerweeshuispad 101
1076 ER Amsterdam
Phone: +31-20-7099-000

Asia, Oceania & Middle East

Singapore
Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd
Bioscience Sales Department
60 Anson Road, #09-01 Mapletree Anson, Singapore 079914
Phone: +65-6559-3645
China (except Hong Kong, Taiwan)
Nikon Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Technical Support Division
26F, Hang Seng Bank Tower, No.1000 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200120, China
Phone: +86-800-820-8750
Korea
Nikon Instruments Korea Co., Ltd.
Planning Division
6F, Yuk-in Bldg., 17, 86Gil, Yeongdongdaero, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06174
Phone: +82-2-2186-8400
Japan
Nikon Corporation
Marketing Sector, Healthcare Business Unit
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6290 Japan
Phone: +81-3-6433-3705

The Americas

Nikon Instruments Inc.
Service Dept.
1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, N.Y. 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Phone: +1-800-526-4566

Europe

Europe (except Germany, France, United Kingdom)
Nikon Metrology NV
Geldenaaksebaan 329, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Tel: +32-16-74-01-00
Germany
Nikon Metrology GmbH
Siemensstrasse 24 D-63755 Alzenau Germany
Tel: +49-6023-91733-0
France
Nikon Metrology SARL
39, rue du Bois Chaland, 91090 Lisses, France
Tel: +33-1-60-86-09-76
United Kingdom
Nikon Metrology UK Ltd.
Nottingham EMA, Argosy Road Castle Donington Derby DE74 2SA United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1332-811-349

Asia, Oceania

Asia,Oceania (except China, Korea, Japan)
Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd
Industrial Sales Department
60 Anson Road, #09-01 Mapletree Anson, Singapore 079914
Phone: +65-6559-3645
China
Nikon Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Technical Support Division
26F, Hang Seng Bank Tower, No.1000 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 200120, China
Phone: +86-800-820-8750
Korea
Nikon Instruments Korea Co., Ltd.
Planning Division
6F, Yuk-in Bldg., 17, 86Gil, Yeongdongdaero, Kangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06174
Phone: +82-2-2186-8400
Japan
Nikon Instech Co., Ltd.
Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-6290 Japan
Phone: +81-3-6433-3985

The Americas

Nikon Metrology, Inc.
12701 Grand River Avenue Brighton, MI 48116 U.S.A.
Tel: +1-810-220-4360

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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
P-DSL32 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
MM-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