Recently, we discovered that some cartridges for the HP Color LaserJet CP1515n/CP1518ni
Printer series, HP Color LaserJet CP1215 and HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP series were experiencing issues with internal cartridge components resulting
in unacceptable print quality. However, the engineering team has developed and implemented a
solution. If customers experience this problem, they can return any affected cartridges under their
existing warranty. Please visit www.hp.com/support to determine the appropriate return options
for your region.
If you experience this issue HP will replace the impacted cartridge as a warranty return. If there is toner in
the printer that can not be easily be cleaned, the printer can be returned to where it was purchased or
through HP’s warranty systems.
How will I know if I have a problem with my cartridge?
If you are experiencing this issue using the affected cartridges (CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A) it
will likely occur upon the start up of the printer or the installation of a new cartridge. The printer/cartridges
may make an abnormal noise (some describe this as squeaking or a grinding noise) and the print quality
will be unacceptable – likely a full page of color or excessive streaking. In extreme cases the blade can be
ripped off the cartridge and be found inside the printer. In some instances, toner may leak into the printer.
Will my printer be damaged by the use of an affected cartridge?
If there is significant amount of toner in the printer that can not be easily cleaned out the printer can be
returned to where it was purchased... If it has been over 30 days since the customer purchased the printer,
the printer can be replaced as a warranty return along with the impacted cartridge. The cartridges that
are not impacted should be retained by the customer as the replacement printer will not include new
What is HP doing to fix this problem?
The HP engineering team developed and implemented a solution. HP has resumed shipping the
printers (HP Color LaserJet CP1515n/CP1518ni Printer series, HP Color LaserJet CP1215, HP
Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP series) and cartridges (CB540A, CB541A, CB542A, CB543A).
Any customers with affected cartridges can return these cartridges for replacement under the terms
of cartridge warranty. Please visit www.hp.com/support to determine the appropriate return
options for your region.