|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2002
Release # 03-023
|Brother Recall Hotline: (866) 236-6835
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Brother International Corp. (Brother) of Bridgewater, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 multi-function printers and laser printers. The printers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Brother has received two reports of overheating and fire, with one of the incidents involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Brother laser printers with model numbers HL-1040, HL-1050, HL- 1060, and multi-function printers with model number MFC-P2000. The model number can be found on the top of each unit and adjacent to the Brother® logo. The printers are beige or putty in color, and all were manufactured in China, with the exception of model HL-1060, which was manufactured in Japan.
Retailers, dealers and office super stores nationwide sold these printers from June 1997 through December 2000 for between $300 and $700.
Consumers should stop using the recalled printers immediately and bring them to an authorized service center for a free repair. For more information or to determine the location of a local, authorized service center, call Brother toll-free at (866) 236-6835 between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's website at www.brother.com/usa.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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