The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is now alerting us to another potential fire source in our offices. This time it is the copiers, not the computer batteries, that are igniting. Certain Canon copiers are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer and the CPSC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Canon Desktop Copiers
Units: About 800,000
Manufacturer: Canon Inc., of Japan
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.