Dollar Tree recalls more than 1 million glue guns bought for about $1 for fire, burn hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that Dollar Tree Inc. is recalling about 1.03 million “Crafter’s Square Glue Guns,” because they can malfunction when plugged in, posing fire and burn hazards. The glue guns, which were made in China and imported by Dollar Tree subsidiary Greenbrier International Inc., were sold nationwide at Dollar Tree stores from August 2020 through February 2022, from Family Dollar stores from January 2022 through February 2022 and online at dollartree.com from August 2021 through February 2022 for about $1. Dollar Tree said it has received seven reports of malfunctions, including four reports of fire and one report of skin irritation. “Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Crafter’s Square Glue Gun and return it to any Dollar Tree or Family Dollar store for a full refund,” the company said.

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