Nikon CL-L2 Soft Case Recall

Nikon has recalled early versions of CL-L2 case as it was discovered that the plastic boot on the bottom of the case could catastrophically fail.  The Nikon 200-400mm f4 VR lens is shipped in this case. The case is sold separately for 400mm, 500mm, and 600mm lens use.

The following photos are courtesy of Todd Montgomery who unfortunately fell victim to this failure.  More photos.

 CL-L2 Failure

CL-L2 Failure

Apparently the plastic boot becomes very brittle and can fail as shown above.

For more information on the recall, including how to tell whether your case may be affected, click here.