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Recommendation to Use the Genuine Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery for Olympus Digital Cameras
January 13, 2004
modified: May   6, 2004

Dear Customers,

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.

Please 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.

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