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          Fire Hazard Prompts Canon U.S.A.
 to Recall Previous Model Desktop Copiers for Repair

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer 
product. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Product: Canon Desktop Copiers

Manufacturer: Canon Inc., of Japan

Importer: Canon U.S.A. Inc., of Lake Success, N.Y.

Hazard: An improperly fitting electrical connection 
inside the copiers can cause overheating, smoking and 
fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Canon U.S.A. has received six reports 
of NP1020 model copiers starting to smoke or catching on 
fire due to the problem with the electrical connection. 
No injuries were reported.

Description and Models: The repair recall includes only 
the following model Canon copiers: PC6, PC6RE, PC65, PC7, 
PC7RE, PC8, PC11, PC11RE, PC12, NP1010 and NP1020. The
model number is on the front panel of the unit. The 
recalled copiers were manufactured between 1987 and 1998.

Sold by: Dealers, national retailers and office supply 
stores nationwide from January 1987 through December 1999 
for between $1,500 and $2,300.

Manufactured in: Japan and Thailand

Remedy: Users should stop using the recalled copiers 
immediately and contact Canon U.S.A. to receive a free 
repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 
Canon U.S.A. at (800) 828-4040 anytime, or visit the 
firm’s Web site at www.usa.canon.com

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              Drinking Glasses Sold by QVC
           Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily con-
ducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers 
should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise 
instructed.

Name of Product: Therma Drinking Glasses

Retailer: QVC Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Distributor: Stafford Worldwide Marketing, of Northvale, 
N.J.

Hazard: The inner walls of the double-walled glasses can 
break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 

Incidents/Injuries: QVC has received 11 reports of 
incidents in which the glasses broke during use. Two con-
sumers reported receiving lacerations to the hand.

Description: The products are sets of four 8 oz. and 13 
oz. double-walled glasses.

Sold by: QVC through television, its Web page and its 
toll-free number from June 2006 through July 2006 for 
$28 for the 8 oz. glasses and $30 for the 13 oz. glasses, 
plus about $5 shipping and handling. 

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the glasses immediate-
ly. QVC has notified each customer by telephone and mail 
to stop using the glasses and to dispose of them safely. 
QVC will refund the purchase price of the glasses to each 
purchaser who returns a postage pre-paid acknowledgement 
that they have disposed of the glasses as instructed.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call QVC at (800) 
367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, or visit 
QVC’s Web site at www.qvc.com

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            Arctic Cat Inc. Recalls Snowmobiles
          Due to Loss of Steering Control Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily con-
ducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers 
should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise 
instructed.

Name of Product: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Manufacturer: Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, 
Minn.

Hazard: The steering shaft used on certain 2002, 2003, 
2004, 2005 and 2006 Arctic Cat snowmobiles can fail at 
the steering shaft/steering arm attachment. This could 
cause a loss of steering control of the vehicle, and 
result in injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: Arctic Cat has received 42 reports 
relating to loss of steering control on the recalled 
Arctic Cat model snowmobiles. No injuries have been 
reported.

Description: The recalled steering shafts were installed 
on the following models:

All 2002 440 Sno Pro Models 
All 2003 Firecat 500/600/700, Firecat 700 Snow Pro, and 
440 Sno Pro Models 
All 2004 Firecat 500/600/700 (STD and Sno Pro), and 
Sabercat 500/600/700 Models 
All 2005 Firecat 500/600/700 (STD and Sno Pro), M5,M6,M7, 
and Sabercat 500/600/700 Models 
All 2006 Crossfire 600/700, Firecat 500/600/700, Firecat 
700 Sno Pro, Sabercat 500/600/700, and all M-Series 
NOTE: Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ranges of 
4UF06SNWX6T100985 through 4UF06SNW26T128280 and 
4UF06SNW16T900039 through 4UF06SNW06T900064 apply to 
2006 models listed above only. For identification 
purposes, it is necessary to refer to only the last six 
digits of the VIN.

Sold at: Arctic Cat dealerships worldwide from May 2001 
through April 2006 for between $6,500 and $9,000.

Manufactured in: Thief River Falls, Minn.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled snow-
mobiles immediately. Registered owners have been noti-
fied about this recall by mail. If consumers are unsure 
if their snowmobile is affected, they should call Arctic 
Cat. Consumers should have available the model name and 
model number of the snowmobile when they call. The model 
name and model number are displayed on the registration 
materials you received when you purchased your snowmobile, 
and on your operator’s manual. Consumers with a recalled 
snowmobile should contact their local Arctic Cat snow-
mobile dealer to schedule the free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or 
go to the firm’s Web site at www.arctic-cat.com

The affected models were manufactured in a variety of 
colors and engine sizes; however, all are subject to 
this recall. Shown are samples of some, but not all 
color combinations produced by Arctic Cat.

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