August 18, 1998
Release # 98-150
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185
CPSC, Brass Eagle Inc. Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Brass Eagle Inc. of Rogers, Ark., is
voluntarily recalling about 42,300 paintball masks to replace their lenses. The lens can
crack when struck by a paintball, presenting a potential eye injury hazard to the
CPSC and Brass Eagle have received eight reports of lenses cracking. No injuries have been
This recall involves the lenses of the Brass Eagle's "Xtreme Vision 280"
paintball masks, sold before April 1998. The eagle logo is imprinted into the forehead of
the mask, and "Z Leader" is printed on the lens. "Brass Eagle by Z
Leader" is printed on the strap. Item no. 7472 appears on the bottom of the box, in
which the mask was sold.
Sporting goods and discount department stores nationwide sold the masks from July 1997 to
April 1998 for about $55.
Consumers should stop using these paintball masks immediately. Consumers should call Brass
Eagle at (800) 354-8841 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday to verify
whether their mask is involved in this recall and if so, for instructions on returning the
mask's lens for a free replacement. Consumers also can write to: Brass Eagle Inc., Recall
Department, 303 Cedar St., Granby, MO 64844.
Lenses that bear a date stamp, consisting of numbers molded into the lens, on a tab
located at the outside corner of the wearer's right lens, are not subject to this recall
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,
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