Crosman Corporation recalls air pistols

Starting date:
September 19, 2013

Posting date:
September 19, 2013

Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall

Subcategory:
Miscellaneous

Source of recall:
Health Canada

Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard

Audience:
General Public

Identification number:
RA-35737

Affected products

Crosman Air Pistols

Product description

This recall involves Crosman semi-automatic style air pistols with Model C31, 9-C31BRM, or C21 with serial numbers 12J, 12K, 12L, 12M, 13A, 13B or 13C.

The air pistols use a carbon dioxide (C02) cartridge to propel steel BBs and are used for recreational shooting. The air pistols are black, and include Crosman’s name and partial address in the “Warning” information on the left side of the pistol.

Hazard identified

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.

Neither Health Canada nor Crosman Corp. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these air pistols.
Number sold

Approximately 422 of the recalled air pistols were sold at sporting goods stores across Canada.
Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2012 to May 2013.
Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.
Companies

Manufacturer
WingGun Technology C. Ltd.
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

Importer
Crosman Corp.
Bloomfield
New York
UNITED STATES

What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled air pistols immediately, remove the CO2 cartridge and contact Crosman for instructions to return the air pistols for a free replacement air pistol or a full refund.

For more information consumers can contact a Crosman Corporation Customer Service representative by telephone at 1-800-724-7486 or visit the firm’s website. For information in French, consumers can contact the Canadian representative, Gravel Agency by telephone at 1-866-662-4869.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.