Recall: Crosman Semi-Automatic Air Pistols
On 2013-09-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Crosman Semi-Automatic Air Pistols due to a potential serious injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2012 for about $45 to $60.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Crosman air pistol recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Guns, Locks & Holsters (not paintball) category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 583-7340
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What is the problem?
The air pistols can explode at high temperatures, propelling the pistol's broken plastic pieces into the air, and posing a risk of serious eye and other injuries to users.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Crosman semi-automatic style air pistols with model numbers C21, C31 and 9-C31BRM with serial numbers beginning with 12J, 12K, 12L, 12M, 13A, 13B or 13C. The model and serial numbers are located on side of the air pistol. The air pistols use a CO2 cartridge to propel plastic BBs and are used for recreational shooting. The air pistols are black, measure 8.5 inches long and weigh 1.5 lbs. Crosman's name and partial address are printed in the "Warning" information on the left side of each pistol.
These items were sold new+ at Sporting goods stores, mass merchandisers and other stores nationwide from November 2012 through June 2013 for between $45 and $60.
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 recalled air pistols, remove the CO2 cartridge and contact Crosman for instructions to return the air pistols to Crosman for a free replacement air gun or a full refund.
Crosman Corp. toll-free at (866) 583-7340 anytime, or online at www.crosman.com and click on Important Safety Notice at the top of the web page.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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