October 22, 2002Brother International Has
Recalled Laser Printers
- Brother International Corp. has recalled
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