And that price could be "electrical shock and burns," according to a recent recall notice by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This device, called a Crafters Square Hot Melt Mini Glue Gun, was made in China and about 253,000 of them were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only One $1 and Deal$ stores nationwide from February 2007 through August 2007 for about, you guessed it, $1.
The recalled glue guns can short-circuit, the notice says, causing the gun to smoke and catch fire. Dollar Tree is aware of seven incidents in which these glue guns short-circuited resulting in two injuries, including electrical shock and burns.
If you own one of these guns — which are black with a yellow trigger and about 4 1/2 inches from the back of the gun to the tip — the CPSC suggests you immediately stop using it and "return it to the store where purchased for a full refund." And of course, that would $1.
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