HP Recalls Fax Machines Over Fire Risk

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 5:22 PM EST) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling more than 1 million fax machines — some of which were replacements for previously recalled units — over reports that they can overheat and catch fire, a federal agency said Thursday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of HP Fax 1040 and HP Fax 1050 machines. The recall affects about 928,000 units in the U.S. and 240,000 machines in Canada and Mexico.

An internal electrical component failure can cause the machines to overheat, creating the risk of fire...
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