Garmin is recalling approximately 1.25 million nuvi portable GPS devices that include batteries that can overheat.
Almost 800,000 of the recalled nuvi devices were sold in the U.S. and they used a battery produced by a 3rd party.
Garmin said it found an overheating in less than 10 cases on certain nuvi models, and none of the incidents caused an injury, nor serious property damage. It decided, however, to proactively issue the recall.
Models affected include the 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number). Only products manufactured within a certain date range are at risk.
Users should visit www.garmin.com/nuvibatterypcbrecall to determine if their model is recalled. They can also call 866-957-1981.
Garmin does not expect the recall to have a material adverse effect on financial operating results. The battery supplier has agreed to share the cost of replacement battery packs and all other costs of the recall program, said Garmin.
Photo: Garmin nuvi 765