HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera
Hewlett-Packard Company ("HP") has announced a voluntary recall for the following product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Units: About 302 000 in EU, of about 679 000 worldwide
Hazard: The digital camera can cause certain non-rechargeable batteries, such as the Duracell CP-1, to overheat when the camera is connected to an AC adapter or docking station, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: HP has received one report of a camera catching fire, damaging the camera and its docking station, and causing minor smoke damage to the room. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the HP Photosmart R707 digital camera. The HP logo and the model name and number are printed on the front of the camera.
Sold Via National and regional computer, electronics and camera stores, and online retailers.
Consumers should stop using the recalled cameras and contact HP as they have developed a firmware update that prevents the camera from applying a charge to a non-rechargeable battery.
Consumers can download this update at www.hp.com/go/r707safetyupdate.com or contact HP directly.
Do not use single-use, non-rechargeable batteries until the firmware has been updated.
Consumers are encouraged to update the firmware even if they do not use or intend to use a non-rechargeable battery.
For additional information, visit HP's Web site at http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/recall_r707.html or call 0870 010 4320 (UK)
Hewlett-Packard Company, of Palo Alto, California
Source :- Trading Standards
9th June 2006