Paintball Markers Recalled Due to Risk of Injury to User
The chamber part assembly of the Shocker RSX paintball gun may unexpectedly eject
Shocker Paintball is recalling roughly 5,200 paintball guns because of a potential risk of injury to users.
The chamber part assembly can unexpectedly eject from the rear of the marker, posing a risk of impact injury.
This recall involves Shocker RSX paintball markers equipped with a blue main chamber. The Shocker RSX is an electro-pneumatic paintball marker which utilizes compressed air to fire .68 caliber gelatin-encapsulated paintballs. The markers are eight and a half inches tall by eight inches long (without the barrel). Markers included in this recall have a blue main chamber. The blue main chamber has three large rectangular cut-outs on the main body and a ring of seven small perpendicular holes in the neck of the chamber. All Shocker RSX markers are subject to this recall.
The affected paintball guns were sold at paintball dealers and distributors nationwide and online from May 2015 to August 2016 for between $800 and $1,000.
For a list of HK Army Paintball markers included in the recall, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
The firm has received eight reports of main chamber failures. In all cases the chamber assembly was ejected out the rear of the gun with force. However, no injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled marker and properly dispose of the blue chamber. They can contact Shocker Paintball for a free replacement high-flow chamber or an authorized dealer to have the free replacement high-flow chamber installed at no charge.
For more information, consumers may reach the company at (866) 253-2338.