Garmin recalls some Nuvi units for potential fire risk

Garmin is recalling some 1.25 million Nuvi GPS units worldwide because the battery can overheat and in rare instances lead to a fire hazard. Affected units include the Nuvi 200W, 250W, 260W and 760.

Garmin is recalling some 1.25 million Nuvi GPS units worldwide because the battery can overheat and in rare instances lead to a fire hazard.

According to the company, the issue is limited to a batch of batteries from a third-party supplier and a specific Garmin printed circuit board (PCB) design. Less than 10 cases have been reported thus far, and no injuries or "significant property damage" have yet occurred.

The models covered by this recall notice are the Nuvi 200W, 250W, 260W and 760. Models sold in Australia and New Zealand are affected.

To find out if your particular Nuvi, battery and PCB are part of this recall, visit Garmin's battery recall site and enter in your Nuvi's serial number. Alternatively, Garmin owners can call 1800 113 738 in Australia or 0800 427 652 in New Zealand.

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