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1.25 million Garmin Nuvi GPS devices recalled

Faulty battery prone to overheating the culprit

By: Don Lynn from Aug 27, 2010 @ 2:00 CDT

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 nĂ¼vi 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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