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HP Fax Machine Recall includes Two Models - 1040 and 1050

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HP Fax 1040 and 1050 being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of around 928,000 in the US and 240,000 in Mexico of two Hewlett-Packard (HP) fax machine models because they could overheat and possibly catch on fire.

HP received seven reports (6 in the US, and 1 in Canada) of fax machines that overheated and caught on fire. One complaint had the fax machine user to receive a minor burn injury, another person reported substantial property damage from the fire.

The HP Fax machine models being recalled are the 1040 and 1050 and have a dark grey color case. The fax machines were sold at retail stores nationwide and online at several websites including shopping.hp.com between November 2004 and December 2011. The fax machines retailed around $90 to $120. Some of the recalled fax machines were sent to customers as a replacement for a recall in June 2008 for the HP 1010 or 1010xi fax machine.

Consumers who have the recalled HP fax machine should unplug them from the power outlet. They should stop using the fax machine and contact HP for information on how to get a rebate for buying a replacement HP fax machine or to get a partial rebate on a variety of HP ink jet printers.

Consumers can visit http://faxrecall.hpordercenter.com/US-en/ and answer the questions to get the instructions on how to get a replacement unit for the recalled HP 1010, 1010xi, 1040, and 1050 fax machines. HP can also be contacted toll free at (888) 654-9296 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.

By: Julie Marcus

ref: CPSC

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