Recall Corner: Garmin nüvi battery PCBs

Garmin has navigated its way into Recall Corner.


Garmin has navigated its way into Recall Corner.

The GPS specialists have voluntarily recalled certain nüvi devices, due to overheating issues.

The units in question – reportedly 1.25 million – contain a specific battery that was manufactured by a battery supplier within a specific date range. The company says:

Garmin has identified potential overheating issues when certain batteries manufactured by the third-party battery supplier within a limited date code range are used in certain Garmin nüvi models with a specific printed circuit board (PCB) design. It appears that the interaction of these factors can, in rare circumstances, increase the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard. 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.

Affected devices include a subset of the following nüvi model numbers:

  • nüvi 200W, 250W, & 260W
  • nüvi 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number)

Thanks to Techeblog for flagging this one.

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