HatsanUSA Recalls Striker Air Rifles: Can Fire Unexpectedly

About 2,400 Hatsan Striker air rifles have been recalled because they can fire unexpectedly. HatsanUSA Inc., of Bentonville, AR has received at least one report of an air rifle that unexpectedly fired when someone closed the action during the cocking process, though no injuries have been reported.

Manufacturer: Hatsan Arms Company, of Turkey

Description: This recall involves Hatsan Striker air rifles that shoot pellets. The air rifles are available in three styles: black with a gray forearm grip and gray rear grip; camouflage with a black forearm grip and black rear grip; and, brown hardwood with crosshatching cut into the forearm grip and rear grip. They measure 43 inches in length. The air rifles have a black scope and a front sight and a rear sight. “Striker” is printed on the top of the gun’s barrel behind the rear sight. Serial numbers of recalled rifles begin with one of the following sets of numbers: 0511, 0811, 0911, 1011, 0112, 0212, 0312, or 0412. The serial numbers are printed on the air rifle’s barrel block on the left side just in front of the rear sight.

Sold at: Dunham’s Sports, Sportsman’s Warehouse and other sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide and online and catalog sales including Airgun Depot, The Sportsman’s Guide and Pyramyd Air from November 2011 through July 2012 for between $100 and $130.

Manufactured in: Turkey

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled air rifles immediately, make sure they are unloaded and contact HatsanUSA for a free replacement air rifle.

Consumer Contact: HatsanUSA, Inc.; toll-free at (877) 278-4448 anytime, or at www.hatsanusa.com/striker-recall for more information.

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