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Fire Hazard Prompts Canon U.S.A. to Recall Previous Model Desktop Copiers for Repair.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced a voluntary recall for repair of the following product. Users should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.)
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 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.

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 at http://www.cusa.canon.com/.

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. 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 http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.
 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 828-4040
 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908



CONTACT: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, +1-301-504-7908

Web site: http://www.cpsc.gov/ http://www.cusa.canon.com/
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