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HP Fax Machine Recall

HP Fax Machine Recall

Recently, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Hewlett Packard, announced a product recall of the following consumer devices:

Name of Product: Hewlett Packard Fax 1040 and 1050 machines, of which there are approximately 928,000 units in the U.S. and 240,000 units in both Canada and Mexico.

The product defect associated with these fax machines is that they can overheat due to internal, electrical component failure, posing significant fire and burn hazards.

Hewlett Packard has reported seven (7) incidents of these of fax machines overheating and catching fire, which have resulted in property damage, including but not limited to an instance of extensive property damage and burn injuries to a consumer. Six (6) of these incidents were reported in the United States and one in Canada.

Note that this recall involves Hewlett Packard Fax 1040 and 1050 models. The HP logo and corresponding model numbers are located on the fronts of these fax machines. The HP machines are dark gray and measure approximately eleven inches x fourteen 1/2 inches wide.

These products are sold at: Electronics, computer and camera stores nationwide, and online at 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.

Attorney David Shoop has prepared numerous presentations and lectures on NFPA 921 standards application and fire cause and origin analysis and has years of experience litigating fire-related damages cases. For serious burn injury and property damage cases, care should be taken to select an attorney that has extensive fire litigation experience to maximize your recovery.

From residential fire to commercial fire matters, you can trust the experience and expertise of the attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION. Call us today for a free consultation: (866) 884-1717


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