CPSC, Crosman Corporation Announce Recall of Air Pistols

December 22, 2004
Release# 05-074
Crosman Recall Hotline: (866) 583-7340
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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CPSC, Crosman Corporation Announce Recall of Air Pistols

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Walther CP Sport, CP99, and Nighthawk CO2 Air Pistols

Units: About 24,000

Manufacturer: Umarex, of Arnsburg, Germany

Distributor: Crosman Corporation, of East Bloomfield, NY

Hazard: The air pistols' safety might move from the engaged or "safe" position to the disengaged or "fire" position when the trigger is pulled once or more and then released. This poses a risk of serious injury if the air pistol is loaded and unintentionally fired.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled air pistols include the Walther models CP Sport, CP99, and Nighthawk manufactured throughout 2003. The recalled models have a serial number of "J3," which is located on the right side of the air pistol. The Walther CP Sport and CP99 CO2 air pistols capture the look and feel of a Walther firearm. The Nighthawk air pistol is outfitted with a compensator, red dot sight, flashlight and a mounting system. If there is an asterisk inscribed next to the serial number, the air pistol is not part of the recall.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide sold the CP Sports and CP 99s from February 2003 through July 2004 and the Nighthawks from October 2003 through July 2004 for between $85 and $300.

Manufactured in: Germany.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these air pistols immediately and contact the company to receive a free inspection and repair or replacement unit.

Consumer Contact : Known purchasers have received a notification from Crosman of this recall. Consumers who have not received direct notification should call the company toll-free at (866) 583-7340 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.crosman.com to receive instructions for returning the pistol and receiving a repair or replacement.
Picture of Recalled Walther CP Sport

Walther CP Sport

Picture of Recalled Walther CP99

Walther CP99

Picture of Recalled Nighthawk