Recalls of Guns, Hunting Equipment & Accessories
Texas offers a wide variety of public and private areas that are perfect places for licensed and experienced hunters to shoot wildlife and game animals. Both family members and friends often enjoy the special opportunities these outings offer to further bond with one another while away from all of the pressures of everyday life.
However, in order to keep these outings positive, it’s important for responsible sports enthusiasts to keep track of all recalled hunting equipment and accessories. Fort Worth products liability attorney Tom Hall, an avid outdoorsman, represents clients who suffer injuries while using the equipment made for this popular experience.
Should you or anyone you know be harmed by a defective gun, auxiliary hunting device or accessory, you should contact the Law Offices of Tom Hall to determine whether or not you should file a claim to recover for all losses tied to your injury.
You can contact Mr. Hall today by calling 1-817-831-6100 and requesting your FREE consultation.
Defective Equipment Regularly Recalled by Manufacturers in Conjunction with the CPSC
Fortunately, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regularly monitors the recalls of all potentially harmful products in this country, including defective equipment sold by firearm and accessory industries. Here’s a list of some of these products recalled during the past two years. Check to be sure that you and others in your hunting party are no longer using these defective and (in some cases) potentially deadly products.
- Remington Arms Company Rifles. In April of 2014, Remington issued a nationwide recall for its Model 700 and Model Seven rifles. According to the company, some of these rifles may have too much of a bonding agent that can “cause the rifles to accidentally fire.” This is an unusually large recall since it pertains to all of these rifles “manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014.” All rifles manufactured after this date have now been fully repaired;
- Gun Box Recall Due to Faulty Latch. Approximately 1,000 Gun boxes that are supposed to prevent unauthorized users from accessing guns kept inside were recalled earlier this year. This company has now acknowledged that the “GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside;”
- Winchester Recalls Long Rifle Ammo. In February of 2014, Winchester began urging all consumers to immediately stop using “two lots of M22 22 long rifle 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition because the rounds may contain double powder charges.” This type of faulty ammunition can actually expose “the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death;”
- Smith & Wesson Recall. During the latter part of 2013, Smith & Wesson issued a major safety alert and recall regarding all M&P Shield Pistols manufactured before August 19, 2013. There’s a serious concern that the trigger bar pins on these guns can “damage the trigger’s drop safety feature – enabling the pistol to potentially discharge when dropped.”
If you have been injured by one of these products (or any other hunting equipment or accessories), be sure to contact the Law Offices of Fort Worth products liability attorney Tom Hall. He has been board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has over 30 years of experience defending clients just like you.
You can reach Mr. Hall’s office by calling 1-817-831-6100 today and requesting your FREE consultation.