August 18, 1998

Brass Eagle Inc. Announces Recall of Paintball Masks

Brass Eagle Inc. of Rogers, Ark., is voluntarily recalling about 42,300 paintball masks to replace their lenses. The lens can crack when struck by a paintball, presenting a potential eye injury hazard to the paintball player.

This recall involves the lenses of the Brass Eagle's "Xtreme Vision 280" paintball masks, sold before April 1998. The eagle logo is imprinted into the forehead of the mask, and "Z Leader" is printed on the lens. "Brass Eagle by Z Leader" is printed on the strap. Item no. 7472 appears on the bottom of the box, in which the mask was sold. Sporting goods and discount department stores nationwide sold the masks from July 1997 to April 1998 for about $55.

Consumers should stop using these paintball masks immediately. Consumers should call Brass Eagle at (800) 354-8841 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday to verify whether their mask is involved in this recall and if so, for instructions on returning the mask's lens for a free replacement. Consumers also can write to: Brass Eagle Inc., Recall Department, 303 Cedar St., Granby, MO 64844.