Description: This recall involves HP Fax 1040 and 1050 models. The HP logo and the model number are printed on the front of the fax machine. The fax machines are dark gray and measure about 11 inches high x 14 1/2 inches wide. These faxes were sold at electronics, computer and camera stores nationwide and online at www.shopping.hp.com and other websites from November 2004 through December 2011 for between $90 and $120. Some of the recalled fax machines were replacement units for a previous recall involving HP fax model 1010 in June 2008.
Hazard: The fax machines can overheat due to an internal electrical component failure, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fax machines, disconnect them from the electrical outlet and contact HP for a rebate on the purchase of an authorized replacement HP fax machine or a partial rebate of certain HP ink jet printers. For additional information, contact HP toll-free at (888) 654-9296, or visit HP’s website at http://www.hp.com/go/faxrecall/US-en.