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Health Canada recalls several craft glue guns over safety concerns

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OTTAWA - Health Canada says a number of craft glue guns sold widely in Canada could pose a danger of burns and electrical shock, and consumers should stop using the products.

The glue guns — sold under the names Sabre, Tool Tech and Wellson — have not been evaluated for safety against Canadian standards but bear unauthorized Canadian Underwriters Laboratories Inc. certification marks, the federal department said Tuesday.

About 2,000 Sabre Glue Guns were sold at Dollarama stores across Canada in 2012. The affected product has the model number WR-D11 and an electrical rating of 110V/60Hz/10W. A UL file number E343639 appears on the label on the glue gun and on the bottom-left corner of the package insert.

Health Canada said consumers should immediately stop using the Sabre glue gun and dispose of it following municipal waste guidelines.

In related recalls, consumers are also advised to stop using two Tool Tech mini glue guns, model numbers TY-G1001 and TY-G4001, bearing UPC number 7735443000935 or 7735443000942.

Almost 11,000 of the products, manufactured in China and imported by Royal International Corp. of St. Laurent, Que., were sold at dollar and discount stores across Canada from January 2010 to June 2013.

Two Wellson glue guns, made in China and imported by Wisdom Electronics Inc. of Toronto, are also being recalled.

About 28,500 model TY-G1001 glue guns (UPC 0-63252-37795-5) and 6,450 TY-G4001 glue guns (UPC 0-63252-37794-8) were sold at dollar, hardware and electronics stores across Canada between January 2011 and June 2013.

While there have been no reports of injuries related to use of these products, Health Canada said consumers should stop using the glue guns and return them to place of purchase or dispose of them.

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