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1.25 million Garmin Nuvi GPS devices recalled

Faulty battery prone to overheating the culprit
| Mobile Devices News | Posted: Aug 27, 2010 7:00 am

Garmin, one of the leading GPS makers, has recalled 1.25 million of their Nuvi personal navigation devices. Nuvi models 200W, 250W, 260W, and 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number) are being voluntarily recalled due to a battery, which was manufactured by a third party supplier, being prone to overheating and becoming a fire hazard when used with a specific circuit board.

 

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This recall will include around 1.25 million devices, including nearly 800,000 that were sold in the U.S. According to the company's statement,. "Garmin will replace the battery and insert a spacer on top of the battery next to the PCB before returning the nüvi to affected customers free of charge." Garmin does not recommend owners attempt to replace the battery on their own.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com

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