Thank you for choosing Nikon Sport & Recreational Optics.
It has come to our attention that some of our Binocular and Fieldscope straps may have exceeded the standard PAHs *1 values stipulated in the REACH regulation *2 for selected products.
*1 The strict standard values have been set for the use of PAHs Since December 27, 2015. (Annex 17 Entry 50 of REACH Regulation (EC) No1907 / 2006)
*2 The REACH regulation is a legal regulation for chemical substance management in Europe that started on June 1, 2007. Chemical substances manufactured and used in the EU are imposed duties of Registration, Assessment, Authorization, and Restriction obligations.
Nikon has assessed the situation and can confirm that the potential non-conformity with REACH regulation does not give rise to any concern for health risk to users under normal usage.
Nonetheless, Nikon will replace the affected straps free of charge regardless of the warranty period.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. We will do our best to further improve the quality, and we ask for your continued support to our products.
Applicable products and how to replace
Regardless of the warranty period, we will replace any potentially affected straps that were included with products purchased on or after December 27, 2015, free of charge *3 upon request with a new, improved strap that is compliant with the REACH Regulation.
Upon discovery of the potential issue, Nikon has immediately suspended any shipments and sales of all potentially affected straps in distribution channels controlled by Nikon in the EU and EEA.
If you have an affected strap, please contact Nikon Customer Support. Please have your product model and serial number to hand.
*3 Only the strap will be replaced. The main body of your optics product is not affected and therefore not eligible for free of
Strap identification No.
Location of identification No. (reference to MONARCH 5)
Applicable product and serial No.
Location of serial No. (reference to MONARCH 5)
Identifying applicable products:
In response to this finding, all relevant employees of Nikon Group will be re-trained to ensure compliance with the REACH regulations. We will also strengthen our inspection process, instruct and better manage suppliers with regard to the REACH regulations 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.