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Umarex USA Recalls to Repair Browning 800 Mag Air Pistols; Pistols Can Fire Unexpectedly

  • Recalled air pistol
  • Detail of the top of the recalled air pistol's barrel block
Name of Product:
Browning Air Pistols
Hazard:

Under a variety of circumstances, the safety will not prevent the gun from firing. This poses a risk of serious injury to the user or bystanders.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
August 16, 2011
Units:
About 9,500
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Umarex USA toll-free at (866) 503-3389 anytime, or visit their website at www.umarexusa.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all Browning 800 Mag Air pistols, which are black and measure 18 inches by 7 inches. The Browning logo and "800 Mag" are printed on the top of the air pistol's barrel block.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the air pistol, ensure it is unloaded and contact Umarex USA to receive instructions on returning the air pistol for a free repair. Umarex USA will engrave repaired pistols with a "P" on the left side of the receiver, forward of the plastic end cap. Until repaired, consumers should safely store the unloaded pistol in its open or uncocked state.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of the pistol discharging while the safety was engaged. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide from July 2006 through February 2008 for about $180.
Importer(s):

Umarex USA Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark.

Manufactured In:
Turkey
Recall number:
11-304
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