|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued August 18, 1998, Revised July 1, 2003
Release # 98-150
|Company Phone Number: 800-861-6095 attn. Barb Borkowski
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Brass Eagle Inc. Announce Recall of Paintball Masks
Note: telephone number change.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Brass Eagle Inc. of Rogers, Ark., is voluntarily recalling about 42,300 paintball masks to replace their lenses. The lens can crack when struck by a paintball, presenting a potential eye injury hazard to the paintball player.
CPSC and Brass Eagle have received eight reports of lenses cracking. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the lenses of the Brass Eagle's "Xtreme Vision 280" paintball masks, sold before April 1998. The eagle logo is imprinted into the forehead of the mask, and "Z Leader" is printed on the lens. "Brass Eagle by Z Leader" is printed on the strap. Item no. 7472 appears on the bottom of the box, in which the mask was sold.
Sporting goods and discount department stores nationwide sold the masks from July 1997 to April 1998 for about $55.
Consumers should stop using these paintball masks immediately. Consumers should call Barb Borkowski at Brass Eagle at 800-861-6095 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday to verify whether their mask is involved in this recall and if so, for instructions on returning the mask's lens for a free replacement. Consumers also can write to: Brass Eagle Inc., Recall Department, 303 Cedar St., Granby, MO 64844.
Lenses that bear a date stamp, consisting of numbers molded into the lens, on a tab located at the outside corner of the wearer's right lens, are not subject to this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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