Garmin Nuvi GPS Recall 2010?

Garmin announced today that it would recall 1.25 million Nuvi GPS units, 796,000 of which were sold in the US. Garmin identified an issue with a third-party battery pack that can cause the Nuvi GPS units to overheat and, in some cases, ignite while in use.

Have there been any cases of Garmin Nuvi GPS devices that actually exploded?
Is there a list of Garmin Nuvi GPS devices included in the 2010 recall?

asked by Jaylin in Other - Electronics | 3382 views | 08-26-2010 at 08:58 PM

Although there have been no injuries or significant property damage caused by this issue, Garmin is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.

The 2010 recall affects five Nuvi models that contain batteries manufactured by a third-party supplier within a defined date code range and a specific printed circuit board design. Garmin said the “interaction of these factors can, in rare circumstances, increase the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard.”

Models affected are the 200W, 2550W and 260W as well as the 7xx and 7xxT, where xx is a two-digit number.

Garmin is urging consumers to return the Nuvi GPS product and warned not to leave any GPS sitting on the dashboard in high temperatures.

answered by Marcel | 08-26-2010 at 08:59 PM

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