June 9, 1997

Gamo USA Announces Recall of BB Air Pistols

Gamo USA of Fort Lauderdale, Fl. is voluntarily recalling about 1,335 Pre-Compressed Air-Pistols, Model AF-10, designed to shoot BBs. The BB air gun may discharge unexpectedly and could cause serious injury.

Gamo Pre-Compressed Air-Pistol Model AF-10 is a compact air pistol. It is a 10-shot repeater, which can also be used as a single shot air pistol. It measures 8.6 inches long and weighs 1.3 pounds. It has an adjustable rear sight, manual crossbolt trigger safety, rifled steel barrel and a molded checkered grip. The AF-10 is sold in a black plastic carrying case with an inset handle. The air gun was sold nationwide from June 1994 to April 1997 for approximately $81.50 each, through authorized dealers, gun shops, and sporting goods dealers.

Consumers should stop using the AF-10 air pistol immediately and return it to the place of purchase or send it directly to Gamo USA via United Parcel Service (UPS) - COD at the following address: Gamo USA, 3911 SW 47th Avenue, Suite 914, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314. Gamo will replace the BB chamber housing with a new part that has been redesigned with a larger diameter opening. The pistol will then be returned to the consumer within two weeks with a free box of 500 BBs. Consumers with questions may contact Gamo USA toll-free at 888-USA-GAMO (872-4266).