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"Recall Alerts"


Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Announces Recall of Multi-Function Printers and Laser Printers by Brother International Corp. (Brother)


Brother International Corp. (Brother) of Bridgewater, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 100,000 multi-function printers and laser printers. The printers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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(r) 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.

HL-1040 and HL-1050 HL-1060 MFC-P2000

For more information consumers can contact Brother toll-free at (866) 236-6835 between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the company's website at

The CPSC point of contact is Scott Wolfson, release number 03-023, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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