Crosman Air Pistols Recall: Exploding BB Guns

Mom was right – you really can lose an eye shooting your BB gun.

On September 6, 2013, Crosman Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of air guns, issued a recall of about 16,000 air pistols that were manufactured in Taiwan. The Crosman BB gun recall was issued due to the risk that the guns, which use a C02 cartridge, can explode and propel the pistol’s broken plastic pieces into the air and possibly into your eye. The recall involves Crosman semi-automatic style air pistol models: c21 and c31 with a serial number that begins with 12J, 12K, 12L, 12M, 13A, 13B or 13C.

Crosman had previously issued a safety notice to consumers in June 2013 indicating they had recently discovered the issue. To date, thankfully no incidents or injuries have been reported.

So what should you do if you have one of these recalled guns?

  1. Do not continue to use it.  Some of you are probably curious and want to see if it will blow up when you fire it.  Resist your stupidity.
  2. Do not give it away or sell it.  The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act makes it illegal to sell recalled products and levies a very hefty fine (up to $100,000 per violation).
  3. Do contact Crosman Corp at (866) 583-7340 or  You are entitled to a refund or a replacement.

If you have been hurt by a defective or recalled product, you certainly want to see all at-fault parties held responsible for your injuries and losses. If you believe you may have a product liability claim feel free to call 800.637.8170 and the attorneys in our office would be happy to sit down with you and evaluate your potential claim. The consultation is free and you will walk away armed with knowledge on your legal rights and information on how to handle your injuries without jeopardizing your case.

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