Belkin International, Inc. Technical Support



RE: Bluetooth GPS Navigation System Recall

Belkin International, Inc. has identified a potential problem with the lithium polymer battery pack used in several of its Bluetooth global positioning system (GPS) units, models, F8T051 and F8T051-DL that were purchased prior to March 1, 2005. Some of the lithium polymer batteries have exhibited a "ballooning" effect, where the outer enclosure of the pack balloons outwards due to internal pressure built-up from within. Although Belkin does not know of any such instances, it is possible that the ballooning batteries may rupture and release potentially toxic and/or flammable materials.

Although we do not believe there is any immediate danger to users of these products, in the interest of absolute public safety, we request that you stop using the GPS product immediately.

Please note that this is a voluntary recall issued in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and that there have been no instances of personal injury or property damage relating to such products.

If you have any questions regarding the voluntary recall of these products, please contact the Belkin Customer Service Center at (800) 223-5546 extension 2064 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday excluding holidays.

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