Canon to inspect 1.87 million copiers worldwide.

Canon is set to inspect 1.87 million personal copiers because a problem with the copiers' wiring means that the machines could overheat and emit smoke or catch fire. The company expects to spend $1.7 million worldwide providing free inspections and part replacements for the copiers thought to be at risk.

Copiers at risk were 11 models manufactured in 1987-1997 and sold mainly in Japan, North America and Europe. Three instances of copiers overheating have been reported since 1992,the latest in July this year, but there have been no injuries,according to Canon spokesman Mayuko Yaguchi.

September 12, 2006