Dollar Tree Recalls Glue Guns Due to Fire Hazard

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2008
Release #08-310

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Crafters Square Hot Melt Mini Glue Guns

Units: About 470,000

Retailer: Dollar Tree, Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The recalled glue guns can short circuit, causing the gun to smoke. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Dollar Tree is aware of four incidents in which these glue guns short circuited. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the “”Crafters Square Hot Melt Mini Glue Gun”” with product number “”939701″”. The gun dispenses hot glue and is intended for craft projects. The glue gun is black with an orange trigger and measures approximately 4 1/2 inches from the back of the gun to the tip. It has a 44-inch electrical cord attached. “”Crafters Square”” and “”939701″” are located on the guns’ packaging. “”DS-010 Glue Gun”” is written in raised letters on the handle of the gun.

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only One $1, and Deal$ stores nationwide from December 2007 through March 2008 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glue guns and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dollartree.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08310.html


Originally Posted on: 6/24/2008 22:46




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