|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|April 2, 1979|
|Release # 79-014|
WASHINGTON, D. C. (April 2)-- The Daisy Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of BB guns in Rogers, Arkansas, today announced that approximately 19,100 BB guns are being voluntarily recalled because of a possible malfunction. The announcement was made in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The BB guns under recall can be fired despite the fact that the safety mechanism is engaged, if the trigger is pulled and pressure is simultaneously placed on the right side of the trigger. The BB guns involved, model numbers 105A, 1938A and 111A, were manufactured between November 30 and December 21, 1978.
The BB guns being recalled can be identified by consumers through the model numbers which appear on the top of the gun barrel.
Routine inspection by Daisy employees revealed that this safety malfunction may develop after several thousand normal shots have been fired. No problem has been discovered with new guns or with guns fired less than 1,000 times. No injuries or complaints have been reported. Since the discovery of the possible malfunction, a design change has been completed and the malfunction corrected.
Dealers across the country have been notified to return their inventories of model 105A, 1938A, and 111A rifles. These BB guns retail for prices ranging from $11 to $21 apiece.
Owners of these BB guns are urged to immediately stop using them and to return these models to the Daisy Manufacturing Company, 2111 S. 8th, Rogers, Arkansas, 72756. Postage will be refunded and a new model incorporating the design change and bearing the new model numbers 105A-B, 1938A-B, or 111A-B will be returned to the owner.
If additional information is required, call the Daisy Manufacturing Company at 501/636-1200, or CPSC's toll-free hotline at 800/638-2772.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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