Thank you very much for purchasing Olympus products.
We always recommend that our customers use genuine Olympus batteries
for Olympus digital cameras. However, it has come to our attention
that imitations of our Li-ion battery for Olympus digital cameras
are being distributed in some areas and countries.
We have evaluated these imitation batteries and have determined
that they are designed with insufficient attention to safety concerns.
If you use these imitation batteries with your camera, the camera's
performance may be adversely affected. It is also possible that
excessive heat could be generated, or that the battery may leak,
burst, or cause a fire. In extreme cases, the camera may be damaged
or users handling the camera or battery may be burned.
In order to ensure safe camera operation, we believe it is important
to reiterate the importance of using only genuine Olympus batteries
for Olympus cameras. Please note that Olympus bears no responsibility
for any camera problems, accidents, and damage of any nature that
may occur due to use of non-genuine Olympus Lithium Ion batteries,
including these imitations.
See the following Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) website for information on counterfeit battery packs : Notice Concerning Counterfeit Battery Packs
For more information about this, please contact Olympus
customer support center or your nearest service station
refer to cameras compatible with Lithium Ion Battery.
We appreciate your continued support of Olympus products.
* As of May 6, 2004,
only Chinese package imitation has been found.