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Air Rifles Recalled by Air Venturi Due to Ability to Fire With Safety Switch On

  • Evanix Speed Air Rifle
  • Evanix Conquest Air Rifle
Name of Product:
Evanix Speed and Conquest Air Rifles
Hazard:
The safety switch can be overcome by pulling the trigger with force, allowing the rifle to fire, resulting in a serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
April 18, 2012
Units:
About 100
Consumer Contact

For more information, contact Air Venturi collect at (216) 292-2570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Air Venturi's website at www.airventuri.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Evanix Speed .177, .22 and .25 caliber rifles and Evanix Conquest .177, .22 and .25 caliber rifles. The rifle is a pre-charged pneumatic air rifle powered by a compressed air cylinder.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the rifles immediately and contact Air Venturi for a free repair. Shipping boxes and postage will be provided free of charge to the consumer. All identified owners have been contacted.

Incidents/Injuries:

Air Venturi has not received any reports of the safety switch being overcome.

Sold At:
Air Venturi, Pyramyd Air, Top Airgun and Straight Shooters stores from January 2012 though March 2012 for about $1,800.
Distributor(s):
Air Venturi of Warrensville Heights, Ohio
Manufactured In:
South Korea
Recall number:
12-730
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