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3M recalls Scotch thermal laminators

The plastic enclosure can overheat, posing a burn hazard

Photo source: CPSC
3M Company of St. Paul, Minn., is recalling about 395,000 Scotch thermal laminators sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The plastic enclosure can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

The company has received ten reports of the laminators overheating and causing deformation of the bottom of the plastic enclosures. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Scotch thermal laminators that are white with teal accents, and are used to laminate documents such as artwork and photos.

The laminators have “Scotch” printed on the front and 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.

The laminators, manufactured in China, were sold at J.A. Riollano and Sam’s Club stores in Puerto Rico and online at from July 2015, through March 2018, for about $20.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled laminators and contact 3M for a full refund.

Consumers may contact 3M at 800-772-4337 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at and click on “TL901C-T Laminator Recall” for more information.

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