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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.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Two kittens picked the wrong place to relieve themselves when they urinated on a fax machine, sparking a fire that extensively damaged their Japanese owner’s house.
Investigators in the western city of Kobe have concluded that the fire in January was caused by a spark generated when the urine soaked the machine’s electrical printing mechanism.
The fire damaged the kitchen and living room before it was put out by the house’s owner, who was treated for mild smoke inhalation, said Masahito Oyabu, a fireman at the Nagata fire station in central Kobe.
The kittens quickly ran to safety, he added.
“If you have a cat, or a dog for that matter, be careful where they urinate,” Oyabu said. “Especially keep them away from electrical appliances and wires.”