Cylinder for air pistols recalled

LA VERGNE, TN The recall involves about 70 Walther Air Cylinders for Air Pistols, distributed by Champion's Choice of La Vergne, Tenn., and made by Carl Walther GmbH, Sportwaffen, of Germany.

A statement from Champion's Choice and the Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and depressurize them. It says the cylinders pose a risk of serious injury to consumers.

Walther has received one report where a cylinder burst while a consumer was refilling it, resulting in a minor hand injury.

The recalled air cylinders are aluminum and involve model 2/WALTHER 85 cm3, with the imprinted test date between 6 00 and 6 01 2000/2001 located on the end of the cylinder.

They were made in Germany and sold by Champion's Choice store in La Vergne and International Shooters Service in Fort Worth, Texas, from 2000 through 2002 for about $47.

For a free replacement cylinder, contact Champion's Choice at (800) 345-7179.

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