Approximately 800,000 Canon Desktop copiers are being recalled because of a potential fire hazard.
An improperly fitting electrical connection inside the copiers can cause overheating, smoking and fire.
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.
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.
The copiers were sold by dealers, national retailers and office supply stores nationwide from January 1987 through December 1999 for between $1,500 and $2,300.
Users should stop using the recalled copiers immediately and contact Canon U.S.A. to receive a free repair.
For additional information, contact Canon U.S.A. at (800) 828-4040.