October 17, 2002Swingline Has Recalled
- Swingline, a division of Acco Brands Inc. has recalled
about 11,100 cordless, rechargeable staplers. If a consumer inadvertently
releases the spring- loaded staple magazine while holding the stapler close
to his/her face, there is a risk of injury from a fully loaded magazine
striking a consumer in the face.
Swingline has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled cordless stapler is silver and black and comes with a black
charger and charger base. The stapler, charger, and charger base have the
name "Swingline" printed on them. The stapler's model number, 48201, as well
as the words "Made in China," are stamped on the battery cover on the bottom
of the stapler. If the battery cover has the letter "S" in the upper right
corner, then the stapler is not included in the recall.
Office supply retailers nationwide sold the staplers from June 2002 through
September 2002 for about $75.
Consumers should stop using these staplers immediately and contact Swingline
at (800) 352-6853 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a