6,500 Paintball Markers Recalled by Tippmann Sports
Tippmann Sports has issued a recall for about 6,500 paintball markers as the trigger safety can fail, which would allow the paintballs to fire unexpectedly and pose an impact hazard.
Incidents Reported in Paintball Marker
So far, there have been three cases reported to Tippmann Sports in which the trigger safety failed to properly perform. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
Customers should immediately discontinue use of these paintball markers and either contact Tippmann for a free repair kit or ship the affected marker to Tippmann for repair at no cost. Tippmann is also reaching out directly to customer who they know have purchased an affected marker.
Description of the Recalled Paintball Markers
The following information was provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
- The models included in this recall are the rental versions of Tippmann Model FT-12 .50 caliber and 0.68-inch caliber paintball markers.
- The markers are black and made of metal.
- The markers are about 20 inches long with the barrel attached.
- They have a round front grip as well as a rear grip with yellow inserts.
- “Tippmann” is molded into the left side of the upper receiver, and riveted to the center is a silver, metal nameplate reading “rental.”
- Recalled markers have serial number that range from 86941 to 108040.
- The serial number can be found etched onto the bottom rear of the marker, just below the rear hinge.
- These markers were sold directly to distributors and paintball fields to be used by customers as rental markers. They were not sold in retail outlets.
- They were sold between the dates of January 2015 through July 2015.