Garmin Recalls 1.3 Million Nuvi GPS Units

Garmin has announced the recall of nearly 1.3 million Nuvi GPS units because of a potential fire hazard.

GPS maker Garmin has voiced its concerns about the overheating of some of its batteries which may lead to a fire, news agency the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

Five types of Nuvi personal navigation devices are suspected to suffer from overheating issues due to some flaw in their particular circuit board design.

"In rare circumstances, these batteries increase the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard. None of the reported incidents has caused significant property damage and no injuries have occurred," said Garmin.

The risky battery units, manufactured and supplied by a third-party vendor, have the model numbers 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT.

Garmin has said that the suppliers have agreed to share the cost of replacement.

Customers have been requested to check if their unit is affected or not on Garmin's website.