The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lexmark, today recalled nearly 40,000 laser printers.
According to a company statement, these printers can short-circuit, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibilities of incidents or injury.
The recall includes Lexmark, Dell and IBM brand laser printers.
The brand name and model number for the Lexmark and IBM laser printers can be found on the front of the printer. For Dell laser printers, the brand name is on the front of the printer and the model number is inside the front cover.
The recall includes the following model numbers: Lexmark E232, E232t, E330, E332n, E332tn; IBM Infoprint 1412, 1412n; Dell 1700 and 1700n.
These Lexmark printers were sold directly through distributors, and at electronic, office supply and computer stores. IBM printers were sold directly through authorized distributors and resellers and via IBM’s Web site. Dell printers were sold directly through the firm’s Web site.
These laser printers were sold from May 2004 through August 2004 for about US$200.
According to the company, consumers should stop using the laser printer, unplug it and contact their corresponding laser printer company to register their product to receive a free replacement laser printer.
For more information, visit the Lexmark recall site.