Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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