Horrible stories about laptops with problematic batteries, which, if overheated, can cause a fire, have been heard by everyone and more than once. But this time, the manufacturer is no longer recalling laptops, but navigators, which from now on are also subject to this problem.
The company announced the recall of 1.3 million pieces of its navigators Garmin. The reason is the possibility of overheating of the battery with its subsequent ignition. Batteries from a third-party manufacturer, which one has not yet been found out.
|Garmin Nuvi 250W|
In total, about ten cases of critical overheating of devices were noted. Fortunately, the fire did not end and no one was hurt. However, the company decided not to experiment and replace the batteries.
The Nüvi 200W, 250W, 260W and 7xx models were recalled (“xx” is any two digits). Most of these models were implemented in the USA. The rest went to other countries. On the official website of the manufacturer, consumers have the opportunity to check whether the device they purchased is subject to replacement or not.
It is reported that part of the costs that will incur Garmin will be covered by the "delinquent" battery manufacturer.