Garmin recalls 1.25 million GPS units with possible fire hazard

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Aug 25, 2010
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  1. Garmin is voluntarily recalling some 1.25 million of its GPS devices following reports of overheating batteries. The company says that a battery manufactured by a specific supplier within a limited timeframe may overheat and possibly lead to a fire hazard. That risk is apparently increased with a certain PCB design. Vague enough for you?

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    I think that's really good of Garmin. :D
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Always better to do it voluntarily than wait for someone to force it. Its unfortunate these days how fast consumer demand forces things out the door before they get even remotely close to a decent amount of safety testing.
  4. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    But there so small? how the hell could it catch fire! make a great video the GPS doing its thing, ''turn left then enter roundabout and take 2nd exit'' ''do you smell something burning'' ''Ahhh im burning'' ''recalculating, setting directions for firestation''

    It makes sense in my head.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

  6. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    haha brill

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