Australian Commission Issues Fire Safety Recall for Several Kyocera MFPs

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a product recall and safety warning for several discontinued Kyocera MFP models (KM 1620, KM 1635,  KM 1650, KM 2050, and KM 2550) that were sold between August 2004 and December 2010. Serial numbers for the models, which have been discontinued, range from AHZ3 000001 – AHZ3 322326.

According to the commission, when an optional accessory paper unit, the PF – 410, is installed and then detached, and then reinstalled, there is a possibility of breakage or deformation between the main unit and the paper-feeding unit electrical connector. The commission states: “This may cause smoke or fire from failure of the control board, causing potential serious injury to users and surrounding property.”

Affected owners will be contacted directly by either Kyocera Document Solutions Australia or by the dealer from whom they originally purchased the MFP.

An inspection and repair of the device will be completed free of charge. Consumers should not attempt to move the main unit from the paper feeding unit until repairs have been completed.

Consumers can contact Kyocera Document Solutions Australia on 13 59 62 Option 3 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm AEDT) or via email PrinterSupport@dau.kyocera.com

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