What is the problem?
Improper wiring at the heating coil could cause the pouch laminators to overheat and become a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes the H300 and H200 model HeatSeal: Pouch Laminators. They are used to laminate documents and photos. The recalled H300 Pouch Laminators have serial numbers starting with PI, PJ, PK, PL, QA, QB, QC or QD. The recalled H200 Pouch Laminators have serial numbers starting with PI or PJ". The H300 and H200 model numbers are found on the top of the Pouch Laminators, and on the rating plate on the bottom of the Pouch Laminators. The serial numbers are found on the rating plate on the bottom of the Pouch Laminators.
These items were sold new+ at Office supplies stores nationwide from September 2003 through September 2004 for between $200 and $260.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the Pouch Laminators included in this recall immediately, and contact GBC a free replacement or refund.
For additional information, contact GBC at (800)541-0094 between 8 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.gbcoffice.com
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available in the CPSC recall announcement.
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What if I don't own this, but I own something similar?
It is possible that your item was included in a different recall, or will be recalled in the future. To find out, add your item to a free, private Items I Own account. Items I OwnTM will check your items against the past 13 years of CPSC recalls, then keep checking daily for new ones. Click "I Own a SIMILAR Item" to continue.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.