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Swingline Recalls 11,000 Staplers

Oct 17, 2002 | AP

Swingline, a division of Acco Brands Inc., is recalling about 11,000 cordless, rechargeable staplers, due to risk of injury.

The Lincolnshire, Ill., company has not received any reports of incidents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The recall stems from concerns that a consumer could inadvertently release the spring-loaded staple magazine while holding the stapler close to the face.

The recalled cordless stapler is silver and black and comes with a black charger and charger base. The stapler, charger and charger base have the name "Swingline" printed on them. The stapler's model number is 48201. The words "Made in China" are stamped on the battery cover on the bottom of the stapler. If the battery cover has the letter "S" in the upper right corner, then the stapler is not included in the recall.

Office supply retailers nationwide sold the staplers from June through September 2002.

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