Recall: Hatsan Striker Air Rifles
On 2012-10-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Hatsan Striker Air Rifles due to a potential gunshot hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2011 for about $100 to $130.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Hatsan air rifle recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Guns, Locks & Holsters (not paintball) category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 278-4448
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What is the problem?
The air rifles can fire unexpectedly when closing the action during the cocking process.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Hatsan Striker air rifles that shoot pellets. The air rifles are available in three styles: black with a gray forearm grip and gray rear grip; camouflage with a black forearm grip and black rear grip; and, brown hardwood with crosshatching cut into the forearm grip and rear grip. They measure 43 inches in length. The air rifles have a black scope and a front sight and a rear sight. "Striker" is printed on the top of the gun's barrel behind the rear sight. Serial numbers of recalled rifles begin with one of the following sets of numbers: 0511, 0811, 0911, 1011, 0112, 0212, 0312, or 0412. The serial numbers are printed on the air rifle's barrel block on the left side just in front of the rear sight.
These items were sold new+ at Dunham's Sports, Sportsman's Warehouse and other sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide and online and catalog sales including Airgun Depot, The Sportsman's Guide and Pyramyd Air from November 2011 through July 2012 for between $100 and $130.
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 stop using the recalled air rifles immediately, make sure they are unloaded and contact HatsanUSA for a free replacement air rifle.
HatsanUSA, Inc.; toll-free at (877)278-4448 anytime, or at www.hatsanusa.com/striker-recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of an air rifle that unexpectedly discharged while a consumer closed the action during the cocking process. 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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