The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a nationwide recall for the RWS 5G Magnum Air Pistol due to a defect that could cause it to accidentally discharge, resulting in a risk of serious physical injury. The black air pistols have “RWS Diana P5 Magnum” printed on the top and were sold from July 2006 through February 2008 for approximately $250.00.
The recalled RWS – 5G Magnum Air Pistol was manufactured by DianaWerk GmbH & Co., which is based in Germany. The air pistol was distributed by Umarex USA, Inc., of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Approximately 7,250 of the air pistols were sold at sporting goods stores and gun shops throughout the United States. The recall applies to pistols with serial numbers between 03316930 and 03344312 printed n the left side of the barrel.
At least one report of a serious injury has been received by Umarex USA, leading to the air pistol recall. Individuals who own one of the RWS 5G Magnum Air Pistols have been asked to stop using the pistol and to contact Umarex USA toll free at (866) 633-2910 for instructions on returning it for a free repair.
Product liability lawyers have recommended that individuals who have suffered a severe physical injury as a result of an accidental discharge of the RWS 5G Magnum Air Pistol, consult with an attorney to review their legal rights before returning the product or allowing the manufacturer to make any alterations.