The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tippmann Sports announced a voluntary recall of about 13,000 Tippmann A-5 Paintball Markers. Tippmann Sports, based in Fort Wayne, IN, has received three reports of
the end cap assembly breaking, ejecting and hitting the operator. One
minor injury has been reported.
The end cap assembly on the rear of certain A-5(R) markers can break and eject during use, posing a risk of injury to the operator.
The recall involves Tippmann A-5 markers with serial numbers 0409301 to 0422200. The serial number appears on the packaging accompanying each marker and is engraved on the left side of the marker near the front grip. Serial numbers ending in an “R” have already been repaired and are not included in the recall. The item was sold by major sporting goods retailers, paintball dealers and online retailers nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for between $180 and $350.