Champion’s Choice Recalls Walther Air Cylinders for Air Pistols Due to Burst Hazard

July 23, 2008
Release #08-338

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 345-7179
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Champion’s Choice Recalls Walther Air Cylinders for Air Pistols Due to Burst Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Walther Air Cylinders for Air Pistols

Units: About 70

Distributor: Champion’s Choice, of La Vergne, Tenn.

Manufacturer: Carl Walther GmbH, Sportwaffen, of Germany

Hazard: The cylinders can burst when in use and/or while being filled, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Walther has received one report where a cylinder burst while a consumer was refilling the cylinder, resulting in a minor hand injury.

Description: The recalled Walther air cylinders for air pistols are aluminum and involve model 2/WALTHER 85 cm3, with the imprinted test date between 6 00 and 6 01 2000/2001 located on the end of the cylinder.

Sold by: Champion’s Choice store in La Vergne, Tennessee and International Shooters Service in Ft. Worth, Texas from 2000 through 2002 for about $47.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cylinders immediately and depressurize them, and contact Champion’s Choice to get a free replacement cylinder.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Champion’s Choice at (800) 345-7179 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the manufacturer’s Web site at


Information on end of recalled air cylinder