Garmin is one of the largest makers of navigation devices in the country. The firm has all sorts of GPS devices for different needs like driving, hiking, and motorcycling. The company has announced a recall on some models of its PNDs due to a battery flaw.
The models covered in the recall are the 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT. The recall only covers these models when made in a specific date range. The issue with some of these units is that the battery has been confirmed to have a flaw in the PCB that could cause overheating.
As with the massive battery recalls of a few years ago the overheating of the batteries could lead to a fire. Garmin says that the issue has been found in ten units so far. A special website has been set up where owners of the PND units listed can enter their serial number to see if their unit is covered in the recall. About 1.25 million of the various models were sold with 796,000 of the here in the US.