More than 1 million hot glue guns sold in Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores nationwide are being recalled for fire and burn hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Crafter’s square glue guns “may malfunction when plugged in and pose fire and burn hazards,” according to the recall notice released by the CPSC.
Dollar Tree’s recall came after the company received seven reports of electrical malfunctions. These include four reported fires and one report of a consumer suffering from skin irritation, according to the recall.
“Consumers should immediately unplug and discontinue use of the Crafter’s Square Square Glue Gun and return it to a Dollar Tree or Family Dollar store for a full refund,” the recall notice said.
In the meantime, the company says it will contact online shoppers with further instructions.
The black plastic glue guns can be identified by their orange trigger and tip. The recalled glue guns also have “GLUE GUN” and “XY-15302” printed on the label.
The glue guns were available in Dollar Tree stores nationwide between August 2020 and February 2022. According to the recall, the product was also available in Family Dollar stores between January 2022 and February 2022.
They were also available on the store’s website from August 2021 to February 2022.
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