Garmin has issued a recall for its nüvi GPS devices due to an issue with the battery. It seems that the battery, which comes from a third-party source can overheat. As you can imagine this presents a serious safety issue, which is why the sat-navs are being recalled.
This recall does not affect all nüvi devices, only those in a certain date range, and certain models. The main reason for the overheating is due to a “limited date code range,” which has been printed onto certain specific a PCB design.
Thankfully there have not been any reports of injury, but Garmin do not want to risk anything. The model numbers are as follows: the nüvi 200W, 250W and 260W, as well as the nüvi 7xx, two numbers will follow the seven.
Visit Garmin for more details where they also have a serial number checker to see if your GPS is affected by the recall.
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