Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Air Pistols That Can Fire Unexpectedly Are Recalled by Umarex USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below
today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Air Pistols

Units: About 7,250

Distributor: Umarex USA Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark.

Manufacturer: DianaWerk GmbH & Co., of Rastatt, Germany

Hazard: The air pistols can accidentally discharge, posing a risk of serious injury
if the air pistol is loaded and pointed at the user or another person when it

Incidents/Injuries: Umarex USA has received one report of an injury involving the
recalled air pistols. The pistol reportedly fired a pellet unexpectedly and struck
the user in the lower leg causing swelling.

Description: The recall involves the RWS-5G Magnum Air Pistol. The air pistols,
which are used for target and recreational shooting, use spring air to fire pellets.
The air pistols are black and measure 17 ¾ x 6 inches. "RWS Diana P5 Magnum" is
printed on the top of the air pistol. Serial numbers 03316930 through 03344312 are
included in this recall and are stamped on the left side of the air pistol's barrel.

Sold by: Sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide from July 2006 through
February 2008 for about $250.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air pistols and
contact Umarex USA to receive instructions on returning the air pistol for a free
repair. Umarex USA has contacted known purchasers of the air pistol. Consumers who
have not received direct notification should contact Umarex USA immediately.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Umarex USA toll-free at
(866) 633-2910 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product,
please go to:

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