What's the Problem?
This recall affects about 1,025,000 Crafter’s Square Glue Guns, which were sold online and at Dollar Tree stores nationwide from August 2020 through February 2022 for about $1.
"The glue gun can malfunction when plugged in, posing fire and burn hazards," CPSC said. "Dollar Tree has received seven reports of electrical malfunctions when using the glue guns, including four reports of fire and one report of skin irritation."
The recalled glue guns dispense hot glue when plugged into an outlet and the trigger is depressed. The plastic glue gun is black with an orange trigger and tip. The glue guns have a silver UL listed label located above the handle with “GLUE GUN” and “XY-15302” printed on the label.
If you purchased a glue gun that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and return it to any Dollar Tree or Family Dollar store for a full refund. Online purchasers will be contacted directly with further instructions.
This recall began on April 14, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 22-120.
How to Use a Glue Gun Safely
Glue guns are usually safe to use and pose little risk to your health. However, adhesives are used in a molten state at high temperatures, so there may be a small risk of burns and damage to surfaces if they’re not used correctly and safely. Use the following tips to help prevent accidents, and solve any problems:
- Wearing protective clothing such as overalls, gloves, and goggles can reduce the risk of burns.
- Storing the glue gun correctly and using a drip mat while gluing can prevent damage to surfaces and the gun itself.
- If you've inhaled hot glue gun fumes, stop working and get some fresh air. Seek medical advice if you have any respiratory problems.
- If you got hot melt glue in your eyes, rinse your eyes thoroughly with cold water. Seek medical attention immediately.
- If you got molten hot glue on your skin, plunge the skin into cold water straight away until the burning sensation subsides – usually for around ten minutes. Don’t attempt to remove the molten glue. This could pull away layers of skin and leave a raw wound.
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Do I Have a Dollar Tree Hot Glue Gun Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Dollar Tree Hot Glue Gun Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled Dollar Tree hot glue gun, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.