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Soft Air USA Recalls Swiss Arms Air Rifle Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sports Authority

  • Soft Air Swiss Arms break-barrel, single-shot air rifle
Name of Product:
Break-Barrel Air Rifle
Hazard:
The air gun can discharge while the safety is engaged, posing a risk of injury to consumers and those nearby.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
March 12, 2013
Units:
About 2,400
Consumer Contact

Soft Air USA; toll-free at (866) 763-8247 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.softairusa.com, and click on Customer Service for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled product is a Swiss Arms break-barrel, single-shot air rifle. The rifle is 34 inches long with a black barrel. It has a wood stock with checkering etched on the grip and forend and a rubber recoil pad on the butt. It has a metal fixed front sight, a fold-down rear sight and a receiver for mounting optics. The rifle comes with a 4x32 millimeter scope. "XT32" and "Cal.4.5/.177" are on the left side of the barrel hinge plate. The rifle is cocked by swinging the barrel down on its hinge to "break" the gun open for loading, then swinging the barrel back up into firing position. Model number "288719" is located on the barrel near the rear sight.

Remedy:

Consumers should return recalled Swiss Arms air rifles to Sports Authority for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Soft Air reports no incidents and no injuries.

Sold Exclusively At

Sports Authority in December 2012 for $100.

Importer:

Soft Air USA, of Grapevine, Texas

Importer

Soft Air USA, of Grapevine, Texas

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-137
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