According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a recall has been issued on HP fax machines due to burn and fire hazards. Hewlett Packard Co., of Palo Alto, Calif., has issued a voluntary recall on HP fax machine models 1040 and 1050. These products were sold nationwide at camera, computer and electronics stores. They were also sold on various websites between Nov. 2004 and Dec. 2011. So far, Hewlett Packard has been notified of 7 reports involving the fax machines overheating and then catching fire. This has resulted in property damage, with one report that there was significant damage done. There is also a report of a minor burn injury to the finger of a consumer. The fax machine has the model number and HP logo printed on the front. They are dark grey, measuring about 14.5 inches wide and 11 inches high. Consumers are advised to stop using the fax machine and unplug it. They should also contact the manufacturer, HP, for a partial rebate on certain HP inkjet printers or a full replacement of the fax machine. When a product causes serious injuries, you may be able to receive compensation. Contact a New York defective product attorney to learn what legal options may be available.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a defective product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective drug attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.