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Product Recall Information for Moms

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

March 12, 2009
Release # 09-153
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 841-3029
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tippmann® A-5® Paintball Markers Recalled for Repair Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Units:

Manufacturer: Tippmann Sports LLC, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Hazard: The end cap assembly on the rear of certain A-5® markers can break and eject during use, posing a risk of injury to the operator.

Incidents/Injuries: Tippmann Sports has received three reports of the end cap assembly breaking, ejecting and hitting the operator. One minor injury has been reported.

Description: This recall involves Tippmann A-5® markers with serial numbers 0409301 to 0422200. The serial number appears on the packaging accompanying each marker and is engraved on the left side of the marker near the front grip. Serial numbers ending in an "R" have already been repaired and are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Major sporting goods retailers, paintball dealers and online retailers nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for between $180 and $350.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled paintball markers immediately and contact Tippmann Sports for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For further information, call Tippmann Sports toll-free at (866) 841-3029 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send e-mail to, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Paintball Marker showing Location of Serial Number

Picture of Recalled Paintball Marker showing End Cap Assembly

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