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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Garmin Recalls Garmin® BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision v2009

Out of an abundance of caution, Garmin has voluntarily chosen to globally recall its 2009 version of BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision data cards. In certain waters, there are inaccuracies and/or omissions in the way that this specific version of charting represents depth contours and depth areas, resulting in the depiction of water depth as deeper than the actual depth under certain display conditions

Garmin® BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision v2009

Garmin, Ltd. has announced a voluntary product safety recall of the 2009 version of its marine cartography data card, BlueChart® g2 and g2 Vision. Affected data cards were sold between April 8 and June 3, 2009.

Garmin has received reports of data cards giving inaccurate depth indications in waters along the coast of Sweden and Denmark. As a result, Garmin has chosen to recall all 2009 versions of the BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision cards sold in micro SD/SD card format. Customers are advised not to use these data cards for navigation.

Affected customers will be provided with a free replacement. BlueChart or BlueChart g2 Vision v2008.5; and when the 2009 version has been corrected Garmin will make it available free of charge to those customers. For more information on the recall go to www.garmin.com/bluechartrecall

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