June 9, 1997
Release # 97-140
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC and Gamo USA Announce Recall of BB Air
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gamo USA of Fort
Lauderdale, Fl. is voluntarily recalling about 1,335 Pre-Compressed Air-Pistols, Model
AF-10, designed to shoot BBs. The BB air gun may discharge unexpectedly and could cause
Gamo received one report of the BB pistol
discharging unexpectedly, resulting in minor injury.
Gamo Pre-Compressed Air-Pistol Model AF-10 is a
compact air pistol. It is a 10-shot repeater which can also be used as a single shot air
pistol. It measures 8.6 inches long and weighs 1.3 pounds. It has an adjustable rear
sight, manual crossbolt trigger safety, rifled steel barrel and a molded checkered grip.
The AF-10 is sold in a black plastic carrying case with an inset handle.
The air gun was sold nationwide from June, 1994 to
April, 1997 for approximately $81.50 each, through authorized dealers, gun shops, and
sporting goods dealers.
Consumers should stop using the AF-10 air pistol
immediately and return it to the place of purchase or send it directly to Gamo USA via
United Parcel Service (UPS) - COD at the following address: Gamo USA, 3911 S.W. 47th
Avenue, Suite 914, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314. Gamo will replace the BB chamber
housing with a new part that has been redesigned with a larger diameter opening. The
pistol will then be returned to the consumer within two weeks with a free box of 500 BBs.
Consumers with questions may contact Gamo USA toll-free at 888-USA-GAMO (872-4266).
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