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Certain Canon Copiers Recalled For Fire Hazard


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September 18, 2006; Release #06-259

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Canon Inc. of Japan, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 800,000 Canon Desktop Copiers.

Importer: Canon U.S.A. Inc., of Lake Success, N.Y.

Hazard: An improperly fitting electrical connection inside the copiers can cause overheating, smoking and fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Canon U.S.A. has received six reports of NP1020 model copiers starting to smoke or catching on fire due to the problem with the electrical connection. No injuries were reported.

Description and Models: The repair recall includes only the following model Canon copiers: PC6, PC6RE, PC65, PC7, PC7RE, PC8, PC11, PC11RE, PC12, NP1010 and NP1020. The model number is on the front panel of the unit. The recalled copiers were manufactured between 1987 and 1998.

Sold by: Dealers, national retailers and office supply stores nationwide from January 1987 through December 1999 for between $1,500 and $2,300.

Manufactured in: Japan and Thailand

Remedy: Users should stop using the recalled copiers immediately and contact Canon U.S.A. to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Canon U.S.A. at(800) 828-4040 anytime, or visit the firm's web site.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled desktop copiers, please click here.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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