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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kathleen Begala
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
October 2, 1991
Release # 92-002

Nationmark Inc. Recalls "8 SHOT CAP GUNS"

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Nationmark Inc. of Carrollton, TX is voluntarily recalling their "8 SHOT CAP GUNS," model number 706. These cap guns could emit sparks which may cause serious burns to users or bystanders.

Nationmark distributed approximately 54,000 of these cap guns to food and drug chains in the southwestern United States from May 1988 to August 1991. There are two styles of 8 SHOT CAP GUNS. One gun is orange plastic with the words "8 SHOTS" and "DETECTIVE SPECIAL." The other gun is black, red and brown plastic and has the words "BIG BANG-38," "8 SHOOTER," "MADE IN CHINA" and "DIAMONDBACK." They were sold in hanging plastic blister card packages for approximately $1.50 each.

The firm, when reporting this recall to the CPSC, said they are aware of one burn injury, to an adult. This happened last month and is the only known injury since the initial marketing of the product in 1988. Nationmark Inc. is voluntarily recalling this item to prevent any additional injuries.

Consumers who own the 8 SHOT CAP GUN should discontinue use and return the cap gun to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers may also return the cap guns to Nationmark Inc., 1270 Champion Circle, Carrollton, Texas 75006 for a full refund. If consumers have any questions regarding this recall, they may contact Nationmark at (214)241-6100.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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