WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling more than 920,000 fax machines because they can overheat.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on Thursday. Safety officials say the recall involves HP fax 1040 and 1050 machines. The fax machines can overheat due to an internal electrical component failure, posing fire and burn hazards.
Hewlett-Packard is aware of seven reports of fax machines overheating and catching fire, resulting in property damage, including one instance of significant property damage and one instance of a minor burn injury to a consumer's finger. Six incidents were reported in the United States.
The recalled fax machines were sold at electronics, computer and camera stores nationwide, and online at www.shopping.hp.com and other websites from November 2004 through December 2011.
If you have a recalled fax machine, you should disconnect them from the electrical outlet and contact HP for a rebate on the purchase of an authorized replacement HP fax machine or a partial rebate of certain HP ink jet printers.
For more information, contact HP by phone at 1-888-654-9296 or visit their website.
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