Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL1302 recalled due to potential fire hazard
Immediately stop using the recalled laminator, unplug the device, and register online for a product reimbursement.
The recalled laminator is a Scotch™ Brand Thermal Laminator, Model number TL1302. All models starting with TL1302 are affected.
The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator TL1302 (TL1302) is light gray/white with gray accents. The word “Scotch” is printed in gray on the front of the device. The model number, TL1302, can be found on the sticker on the bottom of the laminator. The laminating slot is approximately 13 inches (33 centimeters) wide and the machine has a carrying handle on the right side.
A safety feature may not operate correctly to turn off power if the product enters an overheating state due to a thermal malfunction, posing a potential fire hazard.
As of November 4, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada and 4 reports of fire in the United States.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product, unplug the device and contact 3M for reimbursement.
Consumers should visit https://www.scotchbrand.com/3m/en_ca/scotch-brand-ca/tl1302-laminator-recall/ and fill out the recall registration form. 3M will email the consumer directly and request the consumer send in one image that includes: (1) the cut cord from the impacted laminator; and (2) the laminator serial number found on the sticker on the bottom of the laminator. Upon verification that an impacted laminator has been disabled, 3M will issue a voucher to the consumer for the value of the product. Consumers should dispose of the laminator pursuant to local electronic recycling requirements.
Consumers can contact 3M Customer Service at 1 800 772 4337 between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CT Monday through Friday for more information on how to participate in the recall.
This is a joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and 3M Canada Company.
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.
The company reported that 3560 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 516,500 were sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold in Canada from March 2020 to October 2022.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in China
3M Canada Company
Enable International Ltd
Dongguan, Guangdong Province