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Dollar Tree recalls over 1,000,000 hot glue guns following fires

Dollar Tree, a discount retailer, is recalling over 1 million Crafter's Square Glue Guns sold across the country because they could malfunction and cause property damage.

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Dollar Tree recalls over 1,000,000 hot glue guns following fires

The recalled product sold for $1, and people should unplug it and discontinue using it. They can return the product to Dollar Tree or Family Dollar stores for a full refund. Dollar Tree posted a notice Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Seven reports have been received by the company about hot glue guns. These include four fires, one with irritated skin and one that involved hot glue guns.

The plastic devices release hot glue when they are plugged in to an outlet. Because hot glue bonds more strongly and quickly than regular glue, they are used for crafting projects.


 

These recalled devices are from China and are black with an orange trigger tip and trigger. They also have a silver UL label with the words "XY-15302” printed above the handle.

The glue guns were available at Dollar Tree stores between August 2020 and February 2022 as well as at Family Dollar stores between January 2022 to February 2022. They also sold online at www.dollartree.com, from August 2021 to February 2022.

The glue guns were sold in America for approximately 1.03 million dollars and in Canada for around 21,900.

Consumers may call Dollar Tree at 800-876 8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recalls@dollartree.com or online at https://wwwdollartree.com/product-rcalls.

Family Dollar can be reached by phone at 844-6367687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recalls@familydollar.com or online at https://www.familydollar.com/product-recalls.

Dollar Tree, based in Chesapeake in Virginia, has more than 15,500 Dollar Tree or Family Dollar stores across the U.S. as well as Canada.

This isn't the first recall for Dollar Tree this year. Dollar Tree recalls several products following a February warning by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about potential contamination of products sold at Family Dollar Stores in six US states. This was due to unsanitary conditions that were linked to rodents.

Family Dollar closed more than 400 stores after over 1,000 dead rodents had been found in one of its distribution centres. Dollar Tree received last month a subpoena by the Eastern District of Arkansas regarding rat infestation in one of its warehouses.

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