Consumer product recall

3M Canada recalls 3M ScotchTM Thermal Laminator

Starting date:
April 5, 2018
Posting date:
April 5, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

3M Scotch™ Brand TL901C-T Thermal Laminator

Product description

This recall involves the 3M Scotch™ Brand Thermal Laminator, Model number TL901C-T, UPC 00076308721831.  The laminator is designed for use with thermal laminating pouches for laminating paper or flat paper-like items between two film layers. The affected laminator is white with teal accents.  The word "Scotch" is printed in gray on the front of the laminator.

The model number is printed as TL901-C on a sticker on the bottom of the laminator.  Any ScotchTM Thermal Laminator that does not have teal accents is not affected by this recall.

Hazard identified

The plastic housing on the bottom of the product may become overheated, causing the housing to deform.  The deformed plastic may pose a potential risk of burn if the product were to be touched on the bottom at the time of overheating.

As of March 7, 2018, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 10 reports of incidents and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 126 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 286,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The products were sold at in Canada from November 2017 to February 26, 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


3M Canada Company
300 Tartan Drive
N5V 4M9

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact 3M Canada to arrange to return the product in exchange for a full refund.  Consumers will be provided with instructions for postage-paid shipping in order to facilitate return of the product to 3M Canada. 

For more information, Canadian consumers are advised to contact 3M Canada at 1-800-364-3577 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.