Umarex USA, manufacturer of Browning air pistols, has recalled approximately 9,500 air pistols in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall was announced on August 16, 2011 and is still in effect.
According to information from the manufacturer, this recall includes any and all Browning 800 Mag Air pistols. These air pistols are 18 inches by seven inches and are black. They carry the Browning logo and you’ll find 800 Mag written on top of the pistol’s barrel block.
The pistols were recalled because the safety does not prevent the gun from discharging. This, obviously, presents a serious risk of injury and, because of that, the recall is in effect.
You can get information about the recall and return your pistol for a free repair by contacting the manufacturer at 866-503-3389. You can contact them at any time.
Remember that it’s illegal to sell an item that has been the subject of a recall. Aside from being dangerous, you could get in hot water legally speaking if you attempt to sell one of these air pistols.
In the best case scenario, a manufacturer acts responsibly and recalls a product that is known to be defective. Unfortunately, this isn’t always what happens. Sometimes, products that have proven themselves to be dangerous remain on the market for a long time. There have even been cases when manufacturers have made the rather cynical calculation that they would make more money off of selling a defective product than they would pay out in lawsuits.
If you have been injured by a dangerous product, you should contact an attorney that handles defective product injuries. Even if you are injured by a product that was subsequently recalled, you may be able to get compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and the cost of the product itself.
These claims can be very complicated and you need to speak with an attorney before you determine whether or not you should go ahead and file a lawsuit. The attorney, of course, will help you to make this determination. If the attorney believes that you have a good claim on your hands, you may be able to pursue your case under a contingency agreement, which means you don’t have to pay unless you win. This is the best way for plaintiffs to go after someone who has caused them injury by keeping a defective product on the market.