Garmin Ltd. has announced a voluntary product safety recall for its 2009 marine cartography data card, BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision. The affected data cards have been sold between April 8 and June 3 2009.
According to the company, the data card provides inaccurate indications of water depth in certain areas, thus creating a risk of boats going aground, potentially resulting in damage to boats and/or personal injury.
Garmin reported it has only received reports of faulty data cards giving inaccurate depth readings along the coast of Sweden and Denmark, however, out of caution, Garmin has chosen to globally recall all 2009 versions of the BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision cards. No other products are affected by this recall.
The company reported affected products are the 2009 version of the BlueChart g2 in Garmin proprietary card format, BlueChart g2 in microSD/SD card format and BlueChart g2 Vision in microSD/SD card format. Customers are being 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. When the 2009 version has been corrected, Garmin intends to make it available free of charge to those customers.
For more information on the recall and cards that are affected and eligible for a free replacement, visit www.garmin.com/bluechartrecall.