|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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
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