KEE Action Sports Recalls Paintball Marker Due To Injury Hazard

When users attempt to pierce the CO2 cartridge by closing the lever to the cartridge chamber, the cartridge can fly out of the marker.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2011
Release #11-112
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 220-3222
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

KEE Action Sports Recalls Paintball Marker Due To Injury 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: BT SA-17 Paintball Gun/Marker

Units: About 1,400

Importer: KEE Action Sports LLC, of Sewell, N.J.

Hazard: When users attempt to pierce the CO2 cartridge by closing the lever to the cartridge chamber, the cartridge can fly out of the marker, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The marker is made of aluminum and resembles a pistol. It is black with model number BT SA-17 printed on both sides. It uses a horizontally-fed magazine and requires a 12g CO2 cartridge.

Sold at: Paintball fields/arenas, stores and retailers from May 2010 through August 2010 for about $130.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paintball markers. Consumers can return the markers to KEE or the retailer from which the product was purchased for a free repair or contact KEE for the repair parts and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact KEE Action Sports at (800) 220-3222 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, or visit KEE’s customer service website at www.paintballsolutions.com

Picture of Recalled BT SA-17 paintball maker with lever to CO2 cartridge chamber open

BT SA-17 paintball maker with lever to CO2 cartridge chamber open