Recall of Garmin nüvi GPS Devices

Product Name

Garmin nüvi GPS Devices

Full Product Description
This recall involves the battery in certain Garmin nüvi models of GPS devices, which were manufactured by a third party supplier. Affected batteries are found in nüvi devices with model number 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number). The model number, as well as the serial number, can be found on a label on the back or bottom of the nüvi.

Only some of the affected model numbers have the recalled battery.

Hazard Identified
The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

There have been 9 reports of the battery overheating in the United States.

Neither Garmin nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries relating to the use of these products in Canada.

Corrective Action

Consumers should immediately examine their Garmin nüvi GPS device for the model and serial number (on back or bottom label).
If the device has one of the affected model
numbers, consumers should stop using the device and visit the Next link will take you to another Web site nüvi battery recall website or contact Garmin for further instructions.

For more information, consumers may contact Garmin at 1-866-957-1981.

Number Sold
Over 19 000 units of the recalled Garmin nüvi have been sold at various retailers across Canada, including Best Buy and Wal-Mart stores.

Time Period Sold
The recalled products were sold from October 2007 to August 2010.

Manufactured in Taiwan.



Garmin International, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas


Best Buy Canada Ltd. of Burnaby, British Columbia ,
Greywood Sporting Goods of Brandon, Manitoba ,
Wal-Mart Canada Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario


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Garmin n vi GPS Devices

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