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Garmin Ltd. is conducting a voluntary product safety recall of the 2009 version of its marine cartography data card known as BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision.
The affected data cards were sold between April 8 and June 3. In certain waters, the data card provides inaccurate indications of the depth of the water, which creates a risk of boats going aground, according to the company.
Garmin says it has only received reports of data cards giving inaccurate depth indications in the waters along the coast of Sweden and Denmark. Nevertheless, the company says it decided to issue a global recall.
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.
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.