The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of about 253,000 Crafters Square hot melt mini glue guns. The glue guns can short circuit and cause the gun to smoke and catch fire; posing a fire, burn and shock hazard to consumers. Two injuries have been reported, although Dollar Tree is aware of seven incidents of glue guns
Manufactured in China, the 4 1/2 inch black and yellow glue gun is used for craft projects and have been sold at Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only One $1, and Deal$ stores nationwide from February 2007 through August 2007 for about $1. See the CPSC press release for product number
You can return your recalled glue gun to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. You may also contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.dollartree.com.