Recall: Swiss Arms Break-Barrel Air Rifle
On 2013-03-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Swiss Arms Break-Barrel Air Rifle due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2012 for about $100.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Soft Air USA air rifle 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 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 763-8247
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What is the problem?
The air gun can discharge while the safety is engaged, posing a risk of injury to consumers and those nearby.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Sports Authority in December 2012 for $100.
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 return recalled Swiss Arms air rifles to Sports Authority for a full refund.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Soft Air reports no incidents and no injuries.
+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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