The Hewlett-Packard Company of Palo Alto, CA is recalling about 928,000 of its HP-brand fax machines manufactured in China.
According to HP, the fax machines can overheat due to an internal electrical component failure, thereby posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The company has received seven reports of fax machines overheating and catching fire, resulting in property damage and once instance of a minor burn injury to a consumer.
This recall involves HP Fax 1040 and 1050 models, which were sold through electronics, computer and camera stores nationwide, as well as through the company website and other websites, from November 2004 through December 2011 for between $90 and $120. In addition, some of the recalled fax machines were replacements for a prior recall involving HP fax model 1010 in June 2008.