Paintball Manufacturer Recalls Markers Due to Trigger Fault

Paintball Manufacturer Recalls Markers Due to Trigger Fault
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August 28, 2015

A safety defect is prompting a recall for a line of paintball guns.

Tippmann Sports LLC announced this week that it would be recalling the FT-12 paintball markers (guns). The decision applies to .50 caliber and 0.68 inch caliber rental versions. The trigger on these pieces can fail and allow paintballs to fire unexpectedly, which poses an impact hazard.

The markers are made of metal and are black. They have a round front grip and a rear grip with yellow inserts. With the barrel attached, the markers are about 20 inches long. The left side of the upper receiver has "Tippmann" molded into the front and a silver, metal name plate with "Rental" riveted to the center. Serial numbers on recalled markers are from 86941 to 108040. The serial number is etched onto the bottom rear of the marker just below the rear hinge.

Tippmann has received reports of three incidents in relation to this defect, but no injuries have been reported.

This product is not sold through retail outlets. This product was sold from January 2015 to July 2015 directly to distributors and paintball fields as a rental marker for use by customers.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paintball markers and contactthe company for a free repair kit or to arrange to ship the affected marker to Tippmann for free repair. Tippman is contacting its customers directly.

Customers with questions can contact the company at (800) 533-4831.