NCA Advisory

By on March 24, 2010

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We have received a request from the National Consumer Agency to be vigilant about the potential risk of eye damage from a laser mounted on an airsoft gun.

It doesnt appear that this gun is available in any of our affiliated retailers, as from the initial description and photo, it seems that it may be a plastic springer type pistol, but we would still ask that you be aware of the issue and contact the National Consumer Agency should you come across it.

We have attached the relevant email address for the national consumer agency at the end of this post.

Details below:

Product name: 2068 A AIR SPORT GUN
Brand:
Country of origin: China
Type/Number of model/Bar Code/Batch code: N/A
Description: The black packaging includes a polystyrene base with a paper cover, approximately 18.50 X 15.50 cm, wrapped in transparent plastic film. The front of the packet shows a coloured photographic reproduction of the object and the following information:
2068° AIR SPORT GUN, shoots/fires 6 mm plastic balls, included in the packaging. On the outer packaging, the following labelling information is displayed:
USE 6 MM AA BULLET, AGE: ABOVE 18, DO NOT SHOOT AT ANY HUMAN OR ANIMAL, 1/1 SCALE COMPLETED HIGH GRADE AIR SPORT GUN; marked “recyclable”;
“not suitable for persons under 18 years of age”; Made in China.
Another label is worded as follows:
ATTENTION (TO BE READ AND RETAINED) TOY NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS DUE TO SMALL PARTS WHICH COULD BE SWALLOWED OR INHALED INVOLUNTARILY; PRODUCT CONFORMS TO LEGISLATIVE DECREE 27/09/91 AND COMMUNITY TOY SAFETY STANDARDS ACCORDING TO DIRECTIVE 88/378/EEC; IMPORTED FROM VECCHIA ROMA SRL-VIA CARLO CATTANEO 25-00185 ROME; PRODUCED BY: “CE” MARK.
The laser pointer is powered by 3 batteries included in the inner packaging; its own label reads:
DANGER LASER RADIATION-AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE CLASS II A MADE IN CHINA.
The plastic air pistol included in the packaging is equipped with approximately 20 plastic balls and the fitted pointer which is operable via a switch.
Type of risk: Damage to sight
(See attached image)
If you have/ find this product please contact the nca at e-mail: product_safety@nca.ie

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