Garmin GPS Recall By ACCC

  • Garmin GPS’s from Sept 2007-July 2009 on recall list
  • Battery might overhead in rare circumstances
  • Product sold in Harvey Norman, Good Guys, Dick Smith GPS Oz

A series of Garmin GPS devices have been put on a recall list by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the off chance they might have a battery that overheats.

Garmin is said to be coordinating the recall, and if you bought a device between September 2007 and July 2009 you should go to www.garmin.com/nuvibatterypcbrecall and follow the prompts so you can see if your device is part of the recall.

In a statement on its website, the ACCC said, “The potential hazard is that in rare circumstances, the overheating of the battery may lead to an increased risk that individuals may be injured and/or property damaged as a result of the device reaching high temperatures or starting a fire. Garmin has identified a risk that the batteries may overheat when used in nuvi devices that contain a specific printed circuit board (PCB) design. In rare circumstances, overheating of the product's battery may lead to a fire hazard. This defect only applies to the nuvi products with the model numbers specified above.”

Traders who sold this product included Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, GPS Oz, Everything GPS and Dick Smith

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