No, I would not have purchased it. I bought mine in October after speaking to a Nikon factory rep. at a dealer open house. Nothing was mentioned and I had not read about the problem. I am not happy with Nikon for not having a recall or at least admitting the problem I switched from Canon to Nikon about 16 years ago. Bought a D200 about 6 years ago, and was happy. After seeing much better results with the newer Nikons, sold some equipment and got the 600. Retired. In my working life I worked for many companies as a independent rep and we stood behind our products, including much lower priced merchandise. artnik, Cincinnati, OH.