Recall: Li-Polymer battery pack sold with Bluetooth; Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation System
On 2005-06-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Li-Polymer battery pack sold with Bluetooth; Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation System due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2003 for about $400.00.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Belkin global positioning system (gps) recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the GPS / Navigation Systems category in 2005.
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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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Belkin reports 15 incidents of batteries overheating and expanding. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
+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 at CPSC.gov.
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