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HP Fax Machines Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

By Kelly Balamuth on February 22, 2012

Hewlett-Packard (HP), makers of fax machines, computers, and other office equipment, recently announced a recall of their HP fax 1040 and 1050 fax machines. The machines can overheat during use, causing burn injuries or other accidents. So far, the company says it has received seven reports of fires or burns caused by the overheating fax machines. One fire resulted in severe property damage, and one caused burns to a user’s fingers.

The fax machines were sold in the U.S. and Canada from 2004 to 2011 and are dark grey with the model number 1040 or 1050 on the front of the machine. Some of the machines were given out to replace model 1010, which was recalled in 2008.
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Two Car Product Recalls Highlight Safety Risks of Some Tires, Child Seats

By Kelly Balamuth on February 8, 2012

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls of car-related products with defects that might cause serious injuries or accidents.

San Francisco Defective Auto PartThe first, Toyo’s Extensa A/S car tires, were manufactured with a kink in the bead that can lead to cracks in the tire, possibly causing flat tires or bent rims and a loss of control that might result in an accident. The recalled tires were made between September 2009 and November 2010. Owners of the affected tires can contact Toyo for more information via the company’s toll-free number, (800) 442-8696, or go to the NHTSA website, www.safercar.gov, for more information on replacement tires.

The second defective product is a line of “Chaperone” car seats manufactured by Britax. The straps on these safety seats can come loose from the seat itself, putting a child in the seat at risk of falling out and/or being severely injured in an accident. Britax is offering free repair kits to owners of these car seats to fix the strap problem. To learn more, call Britax’s toll-free number, (888) 427-4829, or visit www.britaxusa.com.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced Northern California auto product liability lawyers at Balamuth Harrington. Our dedicated legal team will investigate the details of your case and fight to hold any negligent parties accountable for the harm their actions have caused. Call us today at (888) 254-1234 – the call is free, and it’s confidential.

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