16,000 BB Guns Recalled for Flying Plastic Shards

Crosman Corp. has issued a recall of approximately 16,000 of its air pistols, also known as BB guns. These pistols are meant for recreational shooting and use a CO2 cartridge to propel plastic BBs.  As reported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), issues with the pistols could cause plastic fragments to be propelled through the air.

The air pistols could explode when exposed to high temperatures. This can propel broken plastic pieces of the pistol through the air, which can cause a wide variety of injuries, including eye trauma.

The products were sold across the nation in sporting goods stores and other retailers from November 2012 through June 2013 for $45 to $60. Affected models are black, 8.5 inches long, weigh 1.5 pounds and have warning information on the left side along with the manufacturer’s name, “Crosman,” and the company’s partial address.

The pistols included in the recall are model numbers C21, C31, and 9-C31BRM and have serial numbers that start with 12J, 12K, 12L, 12M, 13A, 13B, or 13C. The serial numbers and model numbers can be found on the air pistol’s side.

Crosman Corp. has advised consumers to stop using the air pistols and to remove the CO2 cartridge. The company can be contacted for return instructions and Crosman will provide either a full refund or a replacement air pistol.

In the event that you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, it is important that you fully understand your legal rights that may entitle you to seek compensation from the manufacturer, designer, distributor or other negligent parties. Through a no-cost consultation with the lawyers at Blume Forte, available by calling (973) 635-5400, you can better what potential legal action you may pursue in the wake of an injury.

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