|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2006
|Firmís Recall Hotline: (877) 246-3831|
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Name of Product: GAMO Air Rifles
Units: About 14,000
Distributor: GAMO USA Corp., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Manufacturer: Duel Delta, S.L. of Barcelona, Spain
Hazard: The scope mount on these rifles can be installed incorrectly, causing the rifle to unexpectedly fire. This poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: GAMO has received one report of an air rifle firing unexpectedly. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled air rifles are the following GAMO models: Hunter Pro, Hunter Sport, Shadow Sport, and F1200. These models bear the serial numbers 04-IC-415577-06 through 04-IC-579918-06. The model and serial numbers can be found on the left side of the barrel just above the front left side of the stock. Models Shadow Sport and F1200 look identical.
Sold by: Sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide from June 2006 to September 2006 for between $150 and $280. Model F1200 was exclusively sold at Wal-Mart stores.
Manufactured in: Spain
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled air rifles immediately and contact the company to receive instructions for returning them and receiving a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Consumers that have not been contacted by GAMO should call the company toll-free at (877) 246-3831 anytime or visit the companyís Web site at http://www.gamousa.com/safetyinfo.aspx