Thursday, July 3, 2008

Paintball Gun Adapters Recalled by RAP4 Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

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: Paintball Gun Remote Line Adapters

Units: About 2,000

Manufacturer: RAP4 (Real Action Paintball Inc.), of San Jose, Calif.

Hazard: The remote line adapter can burst when over tightened, posing serious impact and laceration hazards to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: RAP4 has received two reports of incidents involving the recalled remote line adapters, including one that scratched a consumer when it burst.

Description: The remote line adapter is used to connect a paintball gun to a pressurized CO2 tank. The adapter is a black cylinder and is attached to a black remote line cord. "RAP4" and the "SN" (serial number) are printed on the adapters.

Sold at: Online at www.RAP4.com from October 2006 through April 2008 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the paintball gun adapter and contact the firm for a free replacement adapter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RAP4 at (800) 404-9029 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Saturdays, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rap4.com

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