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Recall of Hatsan Striker Air Rifles

Approximately 2,400 Hatsan Striker air rifles are being recalled. Apparently, these air rifles can fire unexpectedly when closing the action during the cocking process, which can’t be a good thing. Still, there have been no reported injuries and only one incident report.

The recall affects those air rifles that were sold from November 2011 through July 2012 at various sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide, as well as online and in catalogs. The air rifles that shoot pellets are available in three styles: black with a gray forearm grip and gray rear grip; camouflage with a black forearm grip and black rear grip; and brown hardwood with crosshatching cut into the forearm grip and rear grip. The air rifles have a black scope and a front sight and a rear sight. “Striker” is printed on the top of the gun’s barrel behind the rear sight, with the serial numbers printed on the air rifle’s barrel block on the left side, just in front of the rear sight.

Hatsan is apparently big in the international airgun market for ages and is now making a big play in the U.S. Here’s a word to the wise: don’t become famous here for recalls. It is not the path to endearing yourself to American consumers.

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