Umarex USA recently issued a voluntary recall for approximately 9,500 of their Browning 800 Mag Air Pistols due to a faulty safety lock mechanism that may cause the rifles to fire unexpectedly.
In an August 16 release, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that “under a variety of circumstances, the safety will not prevent the gun from firing,” which threatens serious injury to the user or bystanders. CPSC also reported that Fort Smith, AR, company has received one account of a pistol malfunction in which it discharged while the safety lock was engaged. At the time of the release, no injuries had been reported.
This recall covers all Browning 800 Mag Air pistols. The products are black and measure 18 inches by seven inches, while the Browning logo and “800 Mag” are printed on the top of the air gun’s barrel area. From July 2006 to February 2008, the item was sold at sporting goods stores and gun shops across the country for around $180. The product was made in Turkey.
CPSC cautions consumers to stop using the air pistol at once, and to make sure that it’s stored unloaded. For instructions on returning the air gun for repair, contact the customer service department at Umarex USA. Consumers possessing the air pistol should securely store it unloaded and uncocked, and away from children, until repaired. Repaired models will be engraved with a ‘P’ “on the left side of the receiver, forward of the plastic end cap,” according to the CPSC. If you or a loved one has been injured due to defective product, contact the Oklahoma City dangerous product attorneys at The Maples Law Firm for help. Call 1-888-226-6159 for a complimentary review of your claim.