August 26, 2010 by staff
Garmin Recall, Garmin GPS manufacturer is recalling some 1.25 million Nuvi personal navigation devices after detecting potential problems of overheating in some units, the company announced Wednesday.
The unit is defective batteries have a third unnamed supplier. Used in conjunction with a specific Nuvi printed circuit board (PCB) design, these batteries can be “in rare circumstances, increase the possibility of overheating, which can lead to a risk of fire,” the company said in a statement. Only the batteries of a non-specified date range are affected.
Nearly 800,000 of Nuvi devices were sold in the United States. Defective units are those with model numbers 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number).
If you own a Nuvi, Garmin’s visit remember to see if the device is affected. Once there, enter the serial number of the device. If your unit has a Nuvi PCB design and a battery of a certain data range, you will receive instructions on returning the unit at no cost.
Garmin will repair the defective product by replacing the battery and put a spacer on the top of the battery to the side of the PCB. Nuvi owners should not attempt to remove or repair the battery on your own.
The company is aware of fewer than 10 units Nuvi who have experienced overheating problems. “None of the incidents have caused major property damage and no injuries have occurred,” said Garmin.
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