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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Break-Barrel Air Rifle
Hazard: The air gun can discharge while the safety is engaged, posing a risk of injury to consumers and those nearby.
Remedy: Consumers should return recalled Swiss Arms air rifles to Sports Authority for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Soft Air USA; toll-free at (866) 763-8247 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.softairusa.com, and click on Customer Service for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Soft-Air-USA-Recalls-Swiss-Arms-Air-Rifle.
Units: About 2,400
Description: The recalled product is a Swiss Arms break-barrel, single-shot air rifle. The rifle is 34 inches long with a black barrel. It has a wood stock with checkering etched on the grip and forend and a rubber recoil pad on the butt. It has a metal fixed front sight, a fold-down rear sight and a receiver for mounting optics. The rifle comes with a 4x32 millimeter scope. "XT32" and "Cal.4.5/.177" are on the left side of the barrel hinge plate. The rifle is cocked by swinging the barrel down on its hinge to "break" the gun open for loading, then swinging the barrel back up into firing position. Model number "288719" is located on the barrel near the rear sight.
Incidents/Injuries: Soft Air reports no incidents and no injuries.
Sold Exclusively at: Sports Authority in December 2012 for $100.
Importer: Soft Air USA, of Grapevine, Texas
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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