May 10, 2001Canon U.S.A. Recalls 60,000 Fax
Lake Success, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Canon U.S.A. Inc. is
voluntarily recalling about 60,000 Faxphones. The Faxphones are combination plain-paper
copiers and facsimile machines. A component failure can cause the Faxphone to catch on
Canon U.S.A. received five reports of Faxphones catching on fire and causing damage to the
machines. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves Canon Faxphones with model
number B640. "FAXPHONE B640" is written on the front of the machines. The units
being recalled have serial numbers UKK52923 to UKK55442, UKK60513 to UKK99999, and
YKK02001 to YKK20000. The serial number is printed on a silver label located on the back
of the machines.
Electronics, office products and computer stores nationwide sold these machines from
October 1999 through May 2001 for between $130 and $200.
Consumers should stop using the Faxphones immediately, and contact Canon U.S.A. Inc. to
get a free replacement Faxphone. For more information, consumers should call Canon at
(888) 280-7858 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between noon and 8
p.m. ET Saturday, or visit Canon's web site at www.cusa.canon.com/consumer.
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