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Tippmann Sports Recalls Paintball Markers Due to Impact Hazard

  • Tippmann .50 caliber FT-12 rental marker
  • Tippmann .68 caliber FT-12 rental marker
  • Serial number location
Name of Product:
Paintball Markers (Guns)
Trigger safety can fail and allow paintballs to fire unexpectedly, posing an impact hazard.
Recall Date:
August 27, 2015
About 6,500
Consumer Contact

Tippmann Sports Service Department at 800-533-4831 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on the "Recall" icon at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves rental versions of Tippmann model FT-12 .50 caliber and 0.68-inch caliber paintball markers. The markers are made of metal and are black. They have a round front grip and a rear grip with yellow inserts. With the barrel attached, the markers are about 20 inches long.  The left side of the upper receiver has "Tippmann" molded into the front and a silver, metal name plate with "Rental" riveted to the center. Serial numbers on recalled markers are from 86941 to 108040. The serial number is etched onto the bottom rear of the marker just below the rear hinge.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paintball markers and contact Tippman for a free repair kit or to arrange to ship the affected marker to Tippmann for repair at no cost. Tippman is contacting its customers directly.


Tippmann has received reports of three incidents in which the trigger safety failed to perform properly. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
This product is not sold through retail outlets. This product was sold from January 2015 to July 2015 directly to distributors and paintball fields as a rental marker for use by customers.

Tippmann Sports LLC, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

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