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Dollar Tree Stores Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 253,000 Crafters Square Hot Melt Mini Glue Guns due to fire, burn, and shock hazards.

The recalled glue guns can short circuit, which can cause the gun to smoke and catch fire. This may pose a fire, burn and shock hazards to consumers who use the mini glue guns. So far the company has received seven instances where the glue guns short circuited, and two of those instances resulted in injuries, electrical shocks and burns.

The glue guns dispense hot glue and are intended for craft projects. The recalled glue gun is black with a yellow trigger and is approximately 4 1/2 inches from the back of the gun to the tip. Attached is a 44-inch electrical cord. “Crafters Square” and product number 818261-72 or 818261-75 are located on the guns’ packaging.

The Crafters Square Hot Melt Mini Glue Guns were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only One $1, and Deal$ stores across the country from February 2007 to August 2007. The product was manufactured in China.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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