Technical Service Advisory for Users of Selected Nikon Binoculars

Thank you for choosing Nikon Sport & Recreational Optics.

It has come to our attention that the imitation leather attached to the surface of certain binocular bodies (as specified below) may have exceeded the standard value for the total concentration of phthalate (Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (“DEHP”)) stipulated by REACH *1, *2.

*1 The EU REACH Regulation No 1907/2006 is a European regulation on chemical substance management that started on June 1, 2007. Under this Regulation, substances and mixture imported into the EU are, in principle, subject to Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction obligations (“REACH”). In a number of non-EU countries, similar legislation has been enacted.  
*2 Since July 7, 2020, strict standard values have been established for the total concentration of phthalates.
(REACH Regulation Annex 17 Entry 51, section 3). 

Upon discovery of the potential issue, Nikon has immediately suspended any shipments and sales of all potentially affected binoculars in distribution channels controlled by Nikon in the EU and EFTA member countries, and the UK.

According to Nikon’s assessment, the potential non-conformity with REACH does not give rise to any concern for health risk to users under normal usage.

Nonetheless, Nikon will replace any potentially affected products free of charge regardless of the warranty period. 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are determined to continue to improve the quality in future, and we thank you for your continued support to our products.

Applicable Products and How to Replace

The following table shows the potentially affected binoculars.

List of potentially affected product names, identification symbols, and serial numbers:

Product Name


Serial No.

7x50 IF WP HP Tropical


152146 ~ 153735

7x50 IF WP HP Tropical with scale


350332 ~ 350726

10x70 IF HP WP


450310 ~ 450939

7x50 IF SP WP


251083 ~ 251773

10x70 IF SP WP


650269 ~ 650513

18x70 IF WP WF


851135 ~ 852085

*Where to find symbols and serial numbers

Please check the symbol and serial number on the following location of the potentially affected binoculars.
Those whose serial numbers match the symbols in the table are eligible for replacement.


Serial No.: 950029 (Example)
Symbol: TP

If you have a potentially affected product, please contact your local Nikon Service Facility who will arrange to take back your Binocular and issue you a replacement. Please have your product model and serial number to hand.

Measures to Prevent Recurrence

In response to this finding, all relevant employees will be re-trained to ensure compliance with REACH. We will also further strengthen our inspection process, and better instruct and manage suppliers with regard to REACH in an effort to prevent issues like this from occurring again in the future.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may cause you.