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Daisy Powerline The Natural Slingshots

Description: Slingshots Recalled by Daisy Manufacturing Due to Risk of Serious Eye Injury NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2006 Release #06-153 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 713-2479 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Slingshots Recalled by Daisy Manufacturing Due to Risk of Serious Eye Injury WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should immediately contact the Company for refund or replacement. Name of Product: "The Natural" Slingshot Units: About 104,500 Manufacturer: Daisy Manufacturing Co., of Rogers, Ark. Hazard: If the slingshot band slips out of its frame during use, the ball at the end of the tubing can strike the user, resulting in serious facial injuries. Incidents/Injuries: Daisy has received at least three reports of injuries: a 12-year-old boy who was blinded in one eye; a 16-year-old boy who has decreased vision; and an 11-year old boy who has three broken teeth. Description: The two metal frame slingshots being recalled are the Daisy Models ERG-100 and ERG-300, marketed under the name "The Natural." The model number is written on the packaging. These slingshots have an offset fork design, a sling made of bright green tubing with a black leather ammunition pouch and small balls inside the tubing where it connects to the frame. Both models have black plastic handles. The smaller ERG-100 model has the words "Powerline Daisy Mfg. Rogers, AR" on the handle while the same words are found on the adjustable wrist brace of the larger ERG-300 model. This voluntary recall does not apply to Daisy's Powerline Slingshots models F16, B52 and P51, which have yellow tubing. Sold at: Discount department and sporting goods stores nationwide from June 2004 through March 2006. The ERG-100 model sold for about $9, while the ERG-300 model sold for about $17. Manufactured In: Taiwan Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the slingshots and contact Daisy for free pickup and either a full refund or replacement with a comparable slingshot model. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Daisy Manufacturing Company at (800) 713-2479 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit Daisy's Web site at http://www.daisy.com [Source]

Daisy Powerline The Natural Slingshots Recall Information

Country of OriginTaiwan
Recall Date05/04/2006
Recall ID3264
Recall Number06153
Product TypeSlingshots
HazardExplosion/Projectiles
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