What is the problem?
The battery can overheat, expand, and possibly rupture, creating an explosion or fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves Li-Polymer battery packs sold with Belkin Bluetooth; GPS Navigation System models F8T051 and F8T051-DL. The GPS model number can be found on a label on the bottom of the unit. Part No.: 300-203712001 and Model No.: AE-8210 are written on the side of the battery.
Information on where these items sold new+: The Belkin Web site, other Web retailers and computer and electronics stores sold the GPS device with recalled batteries nationwide from November 2003 through February 2005 for about $400.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers stop using the GPS product immediately and contact Belkin for information on receiving a free replacement battery.
For more information, call Belkin toll-free at (800)223-5546 ext. 2064 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.belkin.com
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available in the CPSC recall announcement.
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What if I don't own this, but I own something similar?
It is possible that your item was included in a different recall, or will be recalled in the future. To find out, add your item to a free, private Items I Own account. Items I OwnTM will check your items against the past 13 years of CPSC recalls, then keep checking daily for new ones. Click "I Own a SIMILAR Item" to continue.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.