Archives for October 2014

WINCHESTER® Model 94 Family of Lever-Action Rifles

PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE – WARNING

10/1/2014

WINCHESTER® Model 94 Family of Lever-Action

Rifles, Carbines, and Muskets with Half-Cock Safety

Winchester Model 94 (including commemoratives); Winchester Model 1894;Winchester Model 9422 and Model 9422M; Winchester Model 55 Sears® Model 54 and Ted Williams® Model 100; Winchester Model 64 and 64A; Winchester Centennial ’66; Winchester Canadian Centennial ‘67

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is warning users of the above firearms that when there is a live cartridge in the chamber, dropping, jarring or bumping the firearm may cause an accidental discharge, which may result in property damage, serious personal injury or death to the user or others:

  • With the hammer in the full-down position, a slight impact to, or bumping the hammer can cause a discharge.
  • With the hammer in the half-cock safety position, a hard impact to the hammer, such as from dropping the firearm, can break the safety mechanism and cause a discharge.
  • With the hammer in any position, a hard impact, such as from dropping or jarring the firearm, can cause a discharge, even if the hammer is not impacted.

To reduce the risk of accidental discharge, follow safe firearm handling practices, including:

  • Always maintain control of the firearm and keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times.
  • Never place the hammer in the full-down position when there is a live cartridge in the chamber.
  • Never rely on the half-cock safety to prevent accidental discharge due to dropping or jarring the firearm, or hard impacts to the hammer.
  • When there is a live cartridge in the chamber, avoid activities that increase the risk of dropping or jarring the rifle, such as running, climbing, crossing a fence, and taking the firearm up and down from a tree stand.

 

This is not an ammunition or firearm recall.

For Winchester firearm owner’s manuals please go to www.winchesterguns.com/customerservice/ownersmanuals

© 2014 WINCHESTER 600 Powder Mill Road East Alton, IL 62024-1273

http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/model-94-warning.aspx

WINCHESTER® Slide-Action Shotgun Models 1200, 1300, 120, and 2200; SEARS® Slide-Action Shotgun Models 200 and Ted Williams® 200; WINCHESTER Semi-Automatic Shotgun Models 1400, 1500, 140, and 2400; SEARS Semi-Automatic Shotgun Models 300 and Ted Williams 300

PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE – WARNING

10/1/2014

WINCHESTER® Slide-Action Shotgun Models 1200, 1300, 120, and 2200; SEARS® Slide-Action Shotgun Models 200 and Ted Williams® 200; WINCHESTER Semi-Automatic Shotgun Models 1400, 1500, 140, and 2400; SEARS Semi-Automatic Shotgun Models 300 and Ted Williams 300
Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is warning users of the above shotguns to follow owner’s manual instructions to fully open the action before moving the safety to the “ON” position and to only use shotgun shells of 2-3/4 inch or 3 inch length.
Under certain conditions it may be possible to move the safety to the “ON” position while the shotgun’s action is partially open, placing the hammer under control of the safety and not the trigger. Operating the safety in this manner is improper and contrary to the instruction manual. It has come to our attention that short length shotgun shells, including those known as “minishells”, can be manually placed in the firearm’s chamber while the action is partially open. With the hammer controlled by the safety and with a shotgun shell in the chamber, closing the action and moving the safety to the “OFF” position may accidentally fire the shotgun without a trigger pull. Accidental firing may result in property damage, serious personal injury or death.
IN THE WINCHESTER AND SEARS SHOTGUNS NAMED ABOVE, PLEASE – 

 

  • FULLY OPEN THE ACTION BEFORE MOVING THE SAFETY TO THE “ON” POSITION,
  • ONLY USE SHOTGUN SHELLS OF 2-3/4 INCH OR 3 INCH LENGTH, and
  • DO NOT USE “MINISHELLS”.
 This is not an ammunition or firearm recall. No other firearms are subject to this warning.
For Winchester firearm owner’s manuals please go to www.winchesterguns.com/customerservice/ownersmanuals

© 2014 WINCHESTER 600 Powder Mill Road East Alton, IL 62024-1273

http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/model-1200-warning-notice.aspx

Blackwater metal slide series GSR 1911 airsoft pistol

GRAPEVINE, TXOct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ – Soft Air USA is recalling its Blackwater metal slide series GSR 1911 airsoft pistol – (product #75-2271).

The product, a recreational airsoft pellet gun with a 328 feet per second (fps) velocity, was shipped in error to some Canadian Tire stores and may have been available at other retailers across the country.

Affected units were sold between August 2014 and September 2014.  The recalled product features all-black components and an orange tip.

The Blackwater metal slide series GSR 1911 airsoft pistol with transparent components on the barrel and handle of the product are NOT affected by this recall.

Customers who have purchased the recalled product should discontinue use and call 1-844-300-8936 to verify if their product is affected by this recall or have the item picked up and refunded.     

SOURCE Soft Air USA

 For further information: Joe Huston, Soft Air USA, 479-282-5013, jhuston@softairusa.com; Leah Gaucher, Canadian Tire, 416-544-7785, leah.gaucher@canadiantire.com