CPSC Recalls Defective Air Pistols

By Peter DePaolis

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of a popular air pistol due to a defective safety mechanism. According to the CPSC, the air pistol can fire even when the safety switch is in the “on” position. So far, there have been no reported injuries from the defective product.

The gun’s manufacturer is Browning and it is the 800 Mag model. It looks remarkably like a real handgun and measures 18” x 7”. The pistol sold for about $180.00 at sporting goods stores and gun shops across the United States. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the pistol immediately and to contact the manufacturer for a free repair. Once repaired, the manufacturer will engrave a “P” on the left side of the gun.

Made in Turkey, over 9,000 of the guns are sold in the United States. The CPSC also advises consumers to make sure the pistol is not loaded while in storage.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are about 30,000 BB gun and pellet gun injuries every year in the United States. Over 80 percent of the victims are children and teenagers. Experts caution parents that BB guns and pellet guns are not toys for children, but are for sport and recreational shooting. Most shooting accidents are preventable with adult supervision. Call our office today to learn more.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.