|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 404-9029
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Paintball Gun Remote Line Adapters
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: RAP4 (Real Action Paintball Inc.), of San Jose, Calif.
Hazard: The remote line adapter can burst when over tightened, posing serious impact and laceration hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: RAP4 has received two reports of incidents involving the recalled remote line adapters, including one that scratched a consumer when it burst.
Description: The remote line adapter is used to connect a paintball gun to a pressurized CO2 tank. The adapter is a black cylinder and is attached to a black remote line cord. "RAP4" and the "SN" (serial number) are printed on the adapters.
Sold at: Online at www.RAP4.com from October 2006 through April 2008 for about $40.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the paintball gun adapter and contact the firm for a free replacement adapter.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RAP4 at (800) 404-9029 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Saturdays, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rap4.com
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