May 15, 2001Sears Recalls Craftsman Glue
Estates, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Sears
Roebuck and Co. is voluntarily recalling about 13,000 Craftsman glue guns. These glue guns
can overheat, presenting fire and burn hazards to consumers.
CPSC and Sears have not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted
in order to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled glue guns were sold in Sears Craftsman Instant-On Bonder Kits, and included
glue sticks, a silicone mat, and a black plastic case. The glue gun is black with a red
trigger, and bears the Craftsman logo on one side. The other side has a label which reads
in part, "Craftsman Glue Gun 526.804420" and "Caution: Nozzle and Glue Can
Sears, Orchard Supply and QVC sold the glue guns nationwide from October 2000 through
March 2001 for approximately $20.
Consumers should stop using the glue guns immediately and return them to the place of
purchase or their nearest Sears store for a full refund. For more information, consumers
can call Sears toll-free at (866) 222-0016 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through