Air Rifles Recalled by Air Venturi Due to Ability to Fire With Safety Switch On
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Evanix Speed and Conquest Air Rifles
Units: About 100
Distributor: Air Venturi of Warrensville Heights, Ohio
Manufacturer: Meca Evanix of South Korea
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.
Incidents/Injuries: Air Venturi has not received any reports of the safety switch being overcome.
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.
Sold at: Air Venturi, Pyramyd Air, Top Airgun and Straight Shooters stores from January 2012 though March 2012 for about $1,800.
Manufactured in: South Korea
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.
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 Venturis website at www.airventuri.com
Evanix Speed Air Rifle
Evanix Conquest Air Rifle
Article source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12730.html