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HatsanUSA Recalls Striker Air Rifles Due to Injury Hazard; Rifle Can Fire Unexpectedly

  • Recalled Striker air rifle - Black showing location of rear grip and forearm grip
  • Recalled Striker air rifle - Camouflage
  • Recalled Striker air rifle - Brown Hardwood
Name of Product:
Hatsan Striker air rifles
Hazard:
The air rifles can fire unexpectedly when closing the action during the cocking process.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
October 24, 2012
Units:
About 2,400
Consumer Contact

HatsanUSA, Inc.; toll-free at (877) 278-4448 anytime, or at www.hatsanusa.com/striker-recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Hatsan Striker air rifles that shoot pellets. The air rifles are available in three styles: black with a gray forearm grip and gray rear grip; camouflage with a black forearm grip and black rear grip; and, brown hardwood with crosshatching cut into the forearm grip and rear grip. They measure 43 inches in length. The air rifles have a black scope and a front sight and a rear sight. "Striker" is printed on the top of the gun's barrel behind the rear sight. Serial numbers of recalled rifles begin with one of the following sets of numbers: 0511, 0811, 0911, 1011, 0112, 0212, 0312, or 0412. The serial numbers are printed on the air rifle's barrel block on the left side just in front of the rear sight.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled air rifles immediately, make sure they are unloaded and contact HatsanUSA for a free replacement air rifle.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of an air rifle that unexpectedly discharged while a consumer closed the action during the cocking process. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At
Dunham's Sports, Sportsman's Warehouse and other sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide and online and catalog sales including Airgun Depot, The Sportsman's Guide and Pyramyd Air from November 2011 through July 2012 for between $100 and $130.
Manufactured In:
Turkey
Recall number:
13-019
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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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