|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2008
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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 www.carl-walther.com
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