February 24, 2009
Air Venturi Recalls Air Rifles That Can Unexpectedly Fire, Posing Serious Injury Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Air Venturi Air Rifles
Units: About 50
Distributer: Air Venturi, of Bedford Heights, Ohio
Manufacturer: Sam Yang Precision Industrial, of South Korea
Hazard: The safety can fail, causing the rifle to unexpectedly fire. This poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves model 909S Sam Yang .45 caliber rifles shipped to consumers after July 1, 2008. The rifle is a precharged pneumatic air rifle, powered by compressed air.
Sold by: Air Venturi and Pyramyd Air, Airgun Depot, and Cobra Airguns from July 2008 through September 2008 for about $550.
Manufactured in: South Korea
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these air rifles immediately and contact Air Venturi or Pyramyd Air for a free repair. Shipping boxes and postage will be provided. All known users have been contacted. If you have not received direct communication from Air Venturi or Pyramyd Air, your rifle is not at issue.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Air Venturi or Pyramyd Air collect at (216) 292-2570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at www.airventuri.com
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