Dollar Tree recalls over a million hot glue guns after fires

Discount retailer Dollar Tree is recalling more than one million square Crafter glue guns sold nationwide because they can malfunction when plugged in, which can burn people and property.

People should unplug and stop using the recalled product, which sold for about $1 and can be returned to any Dollar Tree or Family Dollar store for a full refund, Dollar Tree said in a notice Thursday. published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The company has received seven reports regarding the hot glue guns, including four fires and one involving irritated skin.

Recalled Crafter’s Square glue gun.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

After being plugged into an outlet, plastic devices emit hot glue when the trigger is pulled. They are often used in craft projects because hot glue can adhere faster and stronger than regular glue.

The recalled devices, which are imported from China, are black with an orange trigger and tip, and have a silver UL-listed tag above the handle with “XY-15302” printed on it.

The glue guns were sold in Dollar Tree stores from August 2020 to February 2022 and in Family Dollar stores from January 2022 to February 2022, as well as online at from August 2021 to February 2022 .

Location of the recalled Crafter’s Square glue gun model number.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

About 1.03 million glue guns were sold in the United States and about 21,900 more in Canada.

Consumers can call Dollar Tree at 800-876-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email or online at product-rcalls.

Family Dollar can be reached at 844-636-7687 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at or online at .

Dollar Tree, based in Chesapeake, Virginia, operates more than 15,500 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the United States and Canada.

The recall is not the company’s first this year. Dollar Tree recalled several products after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in February of potentially contaminated products coming from Family Dollar Stores in six states due to unsanitary rodent-related conditions.

This resulted in Family Dollar closure of more than 400 stores after the discovery of more than 1,000 dead rodents in one of its distribution centers. Dollar Tree said last month it received a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Arkansas. linked to a rat infestation in one of its warehouses.

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