Government Files Lawsuit Against Daisy.

Author:Thurman, Russ
Position:Industry News

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed an administrative lawsuit against the Daisy Manufacturing Co. on Oct. 31, seeking a recall of 7.5 million of the company's Powerline airguns.

"The lawsuit seeks to compel Daisy to notify consumers that the Model 880 and Model 856 Powerline airguns are defective, and present a substantial risk of death or injury to anyone using the airgun. Daisy has refused to voluntarily recall these BB guns, which have been sold since Sept. 1972 in sporting goods, department, and hardware stores, as well as on the Internet," the official CPSC notice read.

In responding to CPSC, Ray Hobbs, Daisy CEO, said that the company has "led the industry in helping to develop safety standards."

"It is important to note that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has reviewed these same models regularly over the past 20 years, most recently in 1999, and found them to be safe with no defects," Hobbs said. "All the information that we have seen about the incidents being reviewed by CPSC indicates that individuals using the air rifles were ignoring safety warnings at the time they fired the products."

According to CPSC, "at...

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