I sent an email inquiry to Nikon about the broken battery clips and a day later I rec'd a reply stating that they value comments from users and they will refer this complaint to engineering to improve on future models and possible come up with a fix for present ones.
To me it was a polite do nothing notice. I also noticed on the bottom of the email it stated that you cannot make a copy of this email and use it for any purpose whatsoever. The only use for this email is to be read by the addressee. This is the sole property of Nikon.