On April 14, 2022, Dollar Tree issued a recall for over 1 million hot glue guns due to fire and burn hazards. The Crafter’s Square Glue Gun were sold in the United States and Canada. Both Dollar Tree and its subsidiary Family Dollar sold the glue guns at different times between 2020 and 2022.
This is what the glue gun looks like:
And this is a closer look at the details on the gun:
According to Dollar Tree, there have been several reports of malfunction with the glue guns, including fire and skin irritation.
Affected users should stop using the gun and return it to Dollar Tree or Family Dollar for a full refund.
Below is the full information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Dollar Tree Recalls More than One Million Hot Glue Guns Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Name of Product:
Crafter’s Square Glue Guns
The glue gun can malfunction when plugged in, posing fire and burn hazards.
April 14, 2022
About 1,025,000 (In addition, about 21,900 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Crafter’s Square Glue Guns. They 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.
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. Online purchasers will be contacted directly with further instructions.
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.
Dollar Tree stores nationwide from August 2020 through February 2022 and Family Dollar stores nationwide from January 2022 through February 2022 and online at www.dollartree.com from August 2021 through February 2022 for about $1.
Greenbrier International Inc., a subsidiary of Dollar Tree, of Chesapeake, Virginia