Konica Minolta Recalls Printers That Pose Shock Hazard

Posted on February 2, 2012

Earlier today I brought you news of a recall of certain HP fax machines, and now comes word that a similar piece of office equipment from a different company could pose a danger.

Konica Minolta has announced a recall of select models of its Magicolor and Bizhub printers.  The affected units are Magicolor 4750 DN and 3730 DN, and Bizhub C35 and C35P.  8,430 of the units are at risk of catching fire due to issues with overheating and short circuiting.

Already two accidents have been reported, but luckily no injuries have occurred.  If you use the Magicolor printers, the company is asking that you cease usage at once and contact them for a replacement.  Konica Minolta has stated that Bizhub users will be visited by a service technician shortly.

The affected units were sold at various electronics stores nationwide between June 2010 and March 2011 and retailed for between $900 and $3500.

As a personal injury lawyer in Riverside, I know that because we use so much electronic equipment on a daily basis, it’s easy to take those machines for granted.  But every so  often,  those same machines we rely on to make our lives easier can pose a hazard.  That’s why it’s my belief as a Los Angeles personal injury attorney that consumers should pay close attention to recall information.

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