By Colleen Kave, J.D.
3M Company, of St. Paul, Minnesota, has recalled around 395,000 Scotch™ thermal laminators because the plastic enclosure can overheat, posing a burn hazard. An additional 130 laminators were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-135, April 3, 2018).
Incidents and injuries. 3M has received 10 reports of the laminators overheating and causing deformation of the bottom of the plastic enclosures. No injuries have been reported.
Product description. This recall involves Scotch thermal laminators that are white with teal accents. They are used to laminate documents such as artwork and photos. The laminators have "Scotch" printed on the front. They measure 14 inches by 3.8 inches by 2.75 inches. The model number TL901C is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the laminator. Only laminators with model number TL901C and teal accents are included in the recall. The two side ends, the bottom, and the reverse switch on top of the laminators are teal.
These laminators, which were manufactured in China, were sold at J.A. Riollano and Sam’s Club stores in Puerto Rico and online at Amazon.com from July 2015 through March 2018 for about $20.
Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled laminators immediately and contact 3M for a full refund.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact 3M at 800-772-4337 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.ScotchBrand.com and click on "TL901C-T Laminator Recall."
Companies: 3M Company
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