May 4, 2006

Slingshots Recalled by Daisy Manufacturing 

Name of Product: “The Natural” Slingshot

Units: About 104,500

Manufacturer: Daisy Manufacturing Co., of Rogers, Ark.

Hazard: If the slingshot band slips out of its frame during use, the ball at the end of the tubing can strike the user, resulting in serious facial injuries.

Description: The two metal frame slingshots being recalled are the Daisy Models ERG-100 and ERG-300, marketed under the name “The Natural.” The model number is written on the packaging. These slingshots have an offset fork design, a sling made of bright green tubing with a black leather ammunition pouch and small balls inside the tubing where it connects to the frame. Both models have black plastic handles. The smaller ERG-100 model has the words “Powerline Daisy Mfg. Rogers, AR” on the handle while the same words are found on the adjustable wrist brace of the larger ERG-300 model. This voluntary recall does not apply to Daisy’s Powerline Slingshots models F16, B52 and P51, which have yellow tubing.

Sold at: Discount department and sporting goods stores nationwide from June 2004 through March 2006. The ERG-100 model sold for about $9, while the ERG-300 model sold for about $17.

Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the slingshots and contact Daisy for free pickup and either a full refund or replacement with a comparable slingshot model.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Daisy Manufacturing Company at (800) 713-2479 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit Daisy’s Web site at http://www.daisy.com