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Air Rifles Recalled for Misfiring

October 2, 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A New York company is recalling nearly 1,500 air rifles because they may unexpectedly fire when the user closes the barrel, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Crosman Corp., of East Bloomfield, N.Y., has received one report of its spring-piston, break-action air rifle misfiring. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled rifles have Corsman model numbers RM177, RM177X, RM677, RM677X, RM877 and RM622 and a manufacture date prior to August 2001. The model number and the words ``Manufactured for the Corsman Corp. by Mendoza″ are printed on the barrel. The rifles have brown wood stocks, black barrels, and blue and white striped spacers on the butt plate.

The rifles shoot .177 caliber airgun pellets, except for the RM622 model, which shoots .22 caliber pellets.

The rifles were sold by authorized dealers, gun shops and sporting goods stores nationwide between June and August of 2001 for $130 to $250.

Consumers should stop using the recalled rifles immediately and contact the company to get a free repair or a replacement. The company will reimburse the cost of shipping.

Consumers can call Crosman Corp. at 1-800-724-7486 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or find information on the company’s Web site at http://www.crosman.com.


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