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Warning on page 12 of the Garmin 200W Series

It states that the unit contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.

I haven't used mine yet as I've just bought it and like to read the manuals before using.

Can you advise me on the above and if I think it is harmful can I have a refund?

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This is a statutory warning (depending on the country) of what effect some materials contained within the unit might have on you. The effects described are possibly caused by exposure to large amounts of the material in some cases, not the amount included in the product. Unless you break the unit you won't come into contact with them so it is not normally an issue. If you do break it take care in collecting up the pieces (use throw away gloves) and dispose of electronic equipment in the correct manner for what ever country you are in.
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It says on the insert the product contains chemicals and lead known to cause cancer and birth defects. wash hands after handling product. is it safe to use. I think not.


This sounds like the California warnings placed on many items. Assemble the product, and use according to manufacturer recommendations. It will work fine for you.

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Garmin Nuvi 200W Hard Reset Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W,...


Garmin Nuvi 200W Hard Reset

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W Freeze at Loading Maps?
Does it lock up or stop working?

This tip will describe how to perform a hard reset of the device, and how to backup your 'Favorites' in case the hard reset erases them. The next step in fixing your Nuvi when it doesn't start properly is to update its system software using Garmin WebUpdater.

A hard reset (or Clear All User Data) has been known to resolve unit quirks and strange behavior. It's generally recommended to perform it after a firmware update but is not required by any means. However, if you're seeing quirks and strange behavior with your unit after the firmware update, it is a good idea to do a hard reset of the unit.

Backup and Restoration Procedure for Favorites:

The Hard Reset procedure has been known to delete your Favorites, so back them up beforehand.

  1. From the Nuvi drive, copy '/Garmin/GPX/current.gpx' to a backup location on your computer.
  2. After the hard reset, copy your backed up 'current.gpx' from your computer back to the '/Garmin/GPX/' folder on the Nuvi, but be sure to rename it 'temp.gpx'.
  3. On the next power cycle, the Favorites will be read from 'temp.gpx' into the non-user accessible memory area on the Nuvi where they are actually stored.
Perform the Hard Reset:

*Note that this will clear all user selected settings on the unit

  1. Power the unit off.
  2. Remove the battery and wait several minutes.
  3. Install the battery.
  4. Press and hold (and continue to hold) the bottom-right corner of the screen while powering the unit on.
  5. Continue to hold the screen until the "Do you want to erase all user data?" prompt appears.
  6. Press "yes" and the unit will reboot. This resets all your location settings and user preferences.

If possible after the hard reset, let the unit sit outdoors in the open for about 30 minutes or so to let the unit re-acquire the satellite almanac data.


You have now performed a hard reset of your Garmin Nuvi 200 and 205 series GPS unit.

I hope that helps.
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Backup & Restore Nuvi Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 200W Manuals here.
Download Garmin WebUpdater here.

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# 60758 Solar dragon fly lights. Is there a way to make them stop falshing?


Warning Warning Assembling Solar Powered Dragonfly Humming Bird and...
Your author recently purchased some decorative garden lights at a garage sale and found that they could have endangered his family. Being a typical man, he took the lights out of the box and assembled them without reading important safety warnings in the owner's manual. Fortunately providence offered protection despite such negligence. As a public service, we have provided the opportunity for others to avoid such hazards. Please read below the fold for some important safety information.

The owner's manual for these garden lights actually lists the following hazards to be considered during assembly:
Important Safety Information
  • Assemble only according to these instructions. Improper assembly can create hazards
  • Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles during assembly
  • Keep assembly area clean and well lit
  • Keep bystanders out of the area during assembly
  • Do not assemble when tired or when under the influence of drugs or medication
  • Position battery in proper polarity and do not install batteries of different types, charge levels, or capacities together
  • WARNING: The brass components of this product contain lead, a chemical known in the State of California to cause birth defects (or other reproductive harm). (California Health & Safety Code Section 25249.5 et. seq.)
  • This is not a toy.
  • Do not allow children to play with or near this item
  • Use as intended only

The manufacturer went to great lengths it seems to bring such a product to homes and gardens in America. A lot of good men were lost. Hopefully future customers wanting happy, colorful garden night lights will be safe and the past sacrifices of these unsuspecting men, too eager to assemble butterflies without reading the directions first, will not have been in vain.
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Is the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics saying that my lipstick or my deodorant can give me cancer?


The chemicals present in any one cosmetic product are unlikely to cause harm. But none of us use just one product. Think about how many products you use in a single day - from toothpaste to soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, shaving products and makeup - and how many products you use in a year, and over a lifetime. Small amounts of toxic chemicals add up and can accumulate in our bodies through cosmetic use and through other chemical exposures in food, water and air. Chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects do not belong in personal care products, period.

Nov 22, 2010 | Health & Beauty

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My garmin nuvi 200 starts and stops permanently,


defective battery is the most common cause of this, u must send the GPS back to Garmin to have the battery replaced.d

Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Causes cancer?


It's a result of Proposition 65 (here's a wiki page about it) a California law requiring that sticker on any product containing lead, among other things.

Your GPS has electrical components which are attached with solder, a tin/lead alloy. Since it contains lead, the law says that it must bear that warning.

If you don't eat it, you personally should be fine.

If you recycle it instead of throwing it in the trash, the groundwater should be fine.


Dec 18, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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I was concerned about the warning on the B 30 Mini Brewer about the Lead in the product leading to cancer. jg


Due to current laws, all products containing components with known harmful substances have to disclose to the consumer. In this case the components containing a trace of lead do not come in contact with your consumable beverage. Now, if you were to eat the coffee maker in its entirety at a rate of say ten thousand a day every day for 1000 years you might have a few percent greater chance of developing cancer. Lng winded way t say "No worries".... Eric

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Is the Garmin Nuvi 300 GPS still operational


So sorry to hear of your troubles. Here is the Garmin website addy which should give you all the advise you desire.

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us

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Info. for Model No. MP-CD450 indicates a "Warning: Handling the


Hi there. The majority of electrical apparatus use cords that contain a small quantity of lead.
This metal is dangerous if ingested, and should not be a main concerned if handled, providing that you wash your hands afterward.

I quote what American Cancer Society says:

Many electrical wires and cables have small amounts of lead in their outside insulation (surface covering), which can rub off on the hands of people who touch the wires. People can be exposed to lead by ingesting it, so if they eat or put their hands in their mouths without washing up after handling these wires, they can take in small amounts of lead. The bigger hazard is likely to be to toddlers and babies who put wires in their mouths. Since they crawl around on the floor, it can be challenging to keep them away from wires. How can I avoid exposure (and protect children in the house)?
  • The most important point to avoid exposure is to wash your hands after handling the electrical cords to avoid swallowing any lead that rubs off onto them.
  • Don't eat or feed children while handling lead-containing cords or stringing holiday lights.
  • Since small children are more likely to put cords, fingers, and other objects in their mouths, keep lead-containing wires out of their reach.
  • Children are more affected by lead (see ACS document, Lead), and should always have their hands washed before handling food and eating.


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