October 2, 2003CPSC, Crosman Corporation Announce Recall
of Air Rifles
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Crosman Corporation, of East Bloomfield, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling
about 1,500 spring-piston, break-action air rifles. The air rifles can
discharge unexpectedly when the user closes the barrel, posing a serious
risk of injury to consumers and bystanders.
Crosman Corporation has received one report of an air rifle unexpectedly
firing, though no injuries have been reported.
The recalled break-action, spring air rifles include Crosman Model numbers
RM177, RM177X, RM677, RM677X, RM877 and RM622 that were produced before
August 2001. Models produced after that time are not included in this
recall. The recalled air rifles have brown wood stocks, black barrels, and
blue and white striped spacers on the butt plate. The RM622 shoots .22
caliber airgun pellets; the other models shoot .177 caliber airgun pellets.
The RM177X and RM677X were sold with scopes. Each barrel is imprinted with
the model number and the words, "Manufactured for Crosman Corp. by Mendoza."
Authorized dealers, gun shops and sporting goods dealers nationwide sold the
air rifles from June 2001 through August 2001 for between $130 and $250.
Consumers should stop using these air rifles immediately and contact Crosman
Corporation at (800) 724-7486 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday for instructions on returning the rifle for a free repair or
replacement with a comparable model. Crosman will also reimburse consumers
for the cost of shipping. Consumers also can log on to the company's Web
site at www.crosman.com to view safety and recall information posted since