Hatsan USA Recalls Striker Air Rifles Due to Injury Hazard; Rifle Can Fire Unexpectedly
Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Hatsan Striker air rifles
Hazard: The air rifles can fire unexpectedly when closing the action during the cocking process.
Units: About 2,400
Description: This recall involves four models of Hatsan Striker air rifles that shoot pellets. The air rifles were available in three color schemes: black with a gray forearm grip and gray rear grip; camouflage with a black forearm grip and black rear grip; and a brown hardwood stock with checkering cut into the stock in the area of 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.
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.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled air rifles immediately, make sure they are unloaded and contact HatsanUSA for a free replacement air rifle.
Sold at: Dunham’s Sports, Sportsman’s Warehouse and other sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide and online and catalog sales including The Sportsman’s Guide, Airgun Depot and Pyramyd Air from November 2011 through July 2012 for between $100.00 and $130.00.
Importer: Hatsan USA Inc., of Bentonville, AR.
Manufacturer: Hatsan Arms Company, of Turkey
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell the CPSC about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.
HatsanUSA Phone Number: (877) 278-4448