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Lexmark Printers Recalled

8 Sep, 2004

Lexmark Printers Recalled

About 39,400 laser printers made by Lexmark and sold by IBM and Dell are being recalled in the United States because of a potential electrical shock hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. The printers can short circuit, prompting the shock danger, the agency said, but noted it had no reports of incidents or injuries.

The recalled printers include the Lexmark E232, E232t, E330, E332n, E332tn; IBM Infoprint 1412, 1412n; and Dell 1700 and 1700n, according to the CPSC. They were sold for about $200 between May and August through office supply, electronics and computer stores, as well as through the websites of International Business Machines and Dell, among other outlets.

The CPSC urged consumers to immediately stop using the laser printers and contact the companies for a free replacement. Lexmark shares were down about 4.3 percent, to $82.40, down $3.70 in mid-morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's shares were downgraded by UBS earlier on Tuesday.

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