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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Firm's Contact Number: (866) 611-9576
June 9, 2004
Release # 04-155
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Fobus GLT gun holsters
Units: About 3,200
Manufacturer: First Samco Inc., through its Fobus USA Holster Division, of Southampton, Pa.
Hazard: A plastic or leather strap on the gun holster can catch the trigger of the gun when inserted into the holster causing the gun to unintentionally discharge, posing an injury hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight reports of the Glock handgun unintentionally discharging when being inserted into the gun holster, and one report of a user injuring his finger when a Glock handgun unintentionally discharged while being inserted into the gun holster.
Description: The gun holsters are designed to hold a Series 17 and Series 19 Glock handgun fitted with a laser-sight light. "GL 2*EMZ" is engraved in the top of the gun holster and "FOBUS" and "MADE IN ISRAEL" is printed on the back of the gun holster. This recall involves two early versions of the Fobus GLT gun holsters, one with a plastic retention strap less than one inch wide and one with a leather retention strap less than one inch wide. The new design includes a strap that is more than one inch wide with a plastic tip too wide to be caught inside the trigger guard.
Sold at: Gun accessory retailers and distributors nationwide, as well as on-line at www.fobusholster.com between March 2002 and March 2003 for about $40 to $45.
Manufactured in: Israel
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the gun holsters immediately and bring the recalled gun holsters to an authorized Fobus USA distributor for a free replacement gun holster or contact First Samco Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for a replacement item. Consumers also may send their recalled gun holsters to Fobus USA, 1300 B-3 Industrial Highway, Southampton, PA 18966. First Samco, Inc. will reimburse consumers for return shipping.
Consumer Contact: Call First Samco Inc. toll-free at (866) 611-9576 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Fobus USA's Web site at www.fobusholster.com
Media Contact: William McManimen at (215) 355-2621, Ext. 21.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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