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Fire Hazard Prompts HP to Issue Product Recall of More Than 1 Million Fax Machines


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2/5/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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If you're HP, this has got to hurt.
Last week, the CPSC, in conjunction with Hewlett Packard, jointly announced the recall of more than 1,000,000 of its fax machines across the western hemisphere, with over 900,000 units being recalled across the United States, and nearly 250,000 more north and south of the U.S.


The Problem: After receiving reports of several incidents of its fax machines catching fire, HP felt compelled to "pull the plug" and recall their fax machines. Apparently, HP determined that the overheating was caused by the failure of an internal electrical part of the fax machines.

Which Specific Products Were Recalled: HP fax 1040 and 1050 machines

One last note: Do you even have to guess where these recalled products were manufactured?
That's right: China.






Category: Defective Products


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