Recall: Browning Air Pistols
On 2011-08-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Browning Air Pistols due to a potential gunshot hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2006 for about $180.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Umarex air pistol recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Guns, Locks & Holsters (not paintball) category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 503-3389
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What is the problem?
Under a variety of circumstances, the safety will not prevent the gun from firing. This poses a risk of serious injury to the user or bystanders.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Browning 800 Mag Air pistols, which are black and measure 18 inches by 7 inches. The Browning logo and "800 Mag" are printed on the top of the air pistol's barrel block.
These items were sold new+ at Sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide from July 2006 through February 2008 for about $180.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the air pistol, ensure it is unloaded and contact Umarex USA to receive instructions on returning the air pistol for a free repair. Umarex USA will engrave repaired pistols with a "P" on the left side of the receiver, forward of the plastic end cap. Until repaired, consumers should safely store the unloaded pistol in its open or uncocked state.
For additional information, contact Umarex USA toll-free at (866) 503-3389 anytime, or visit their website at www.umarexusa.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of the pistol discharging while the safety was engaged. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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