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AMF Mares Californian Underwater Spear Guns; AMF Mares Competizione Underwater Spear Guns; AMF Mares Frontiersman Underwater Spear Guns; AMF Mares Long Tom Underwater Spear Guns; AMF Mares Medisten Underwater Spear Guns; AMF Mares Miniministen Underw...

Código SIAR: 22933
Categoría: Herramientas manuales y eléctricas
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/1979/Defective-Spear-Guns-Recalled
Fecha de Publicación: 01 oct, 1979
Fabricante: Frontiersman; Sten; AMF; Long Tom; Supersten; Sharp Shooter; Californian; Snub Nose; Competizione; Medisten; Ministen; Miniministen; Shortie
Descripción del Defecto: Spear Guns Recalled by AMF NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 1, 1979   Release # 79-055 Defective Spear Guns Recalled WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 1) -- More than 1,800 underwater spear guns which can fire accidentally at users or bystanders are being recalled voluntarily by AMF, Inc., of Des Moines, Iowa. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. AMF, Inc., is a manufacturer and importer of recreational and sporting equipment. A defect in the guns' "trigger shock-line retainers" can cause unintentional firing if the shock-lines are wrapped too tightly around the retainer, or if the taut lines and gun barrel are held together. (The "trigger shock-line retainer" is a small mechanism which holds the lines in place.) The company has received four complaints involving unintentional firing of the weapons since July, 1979. No injuries have been reported. The recall affects "AMF Mares Underwater Spear Guns" sold under the following brand names and model numbers: Model Numbers Brand Names 5300 Long Tom 6334108 Supersten 5302 Sharp Shooter 5304 Californian 5306 Frontiersman 5308 Shortie 5310 Snub Nose 6333503 Competizione 6334009 Sten 6333008 Medisten 6331006 Ministen 6330005 Miniministen Consumers should return the guns to the dealers from whom they were purchased for free modification. Anyone requiring additional information about this recall should place a collect call to Sea Quest, Inc., Mares (a distributor of AMF Mares products in Solana Beach, California) at 714/481-8877. Consumers may verify model numbers by contacting CPSC's toll-free Hotline at 800/638-2772.