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Hewlett – Packard Recalls Fax Machines for Potential Fire Hazard

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Hewlett Packard, in cooperation with CPSC, is recalling Fax1010 and 1010xi Fax Machines due to an internal electrical component failure that can cause the machines to overheat, posing a potential burn or fire risk.

The company has received three reports of the machine overheating, including two in the U.S. that resulted in minor property damage. To date, no injuries have been reported.

The recall involves only the HP Fax 1010 and HP Fax 1010xi models that were made from November 2002 – September 2004. The model name, number and HP logo are displayed on the front of the machine.

Consumers are advised to disconnect power and discontinue use of the the recalled fax machine. HP is offering consumers a full-rebate.

For more information, consumers can contact HP directly at (888) 654-9296 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit HP’s Web site at www.hp.com/go/fax1010recall.