Due to the numbers of Airstreams that were burned this past year, this recent notice caught my eye..
Please be sure read it..
(I'm reprinting the notice in it's original report form..The note abt air guns is ...just there.)
Name of product: Robertshaw 7000 Series Gas Control Valve *
Units: About 425,000 gas control valves *
Manufacturer: Robertshaw Controls Company of Long Beach, Calif.*
Hazard: Fire hazard. If the pilot light goes out, the gas valve could stick in an open position, permitting gas to continue to flow. This can result in a gas explosion and fire, which could result in severe personal injury or property damage.*
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of flash fires, involving three reports of injuries. The injuries involved first and second degree burns.*
Description: The 7000 Series Gas Valves that are being recalled are installed in gas appliances including residential space heaters, wall heaters, boilers, fireplaces, pool heaters, infrared heaters and furnaces, and commercial heating applications such as commercial cooking appliances, fryers, commercial water heaters, and poultry brooders. The recalled valves were manufactured between February 2003 and September 2004 and have production dates beginning with code 0306 and ending with 0436. *
However, not all 7000 Series valves manufactured during the indicated timeframe are being recalled. Of particular note are model numbers containing the letters "MV." Recalled gas valves include "MV" models that also include the letters "LP" and model numbers 7000AMV; 7000BMV; 7000BMV-S7CL; 7000MVLC; and 7000MVRCLC. All "MV" valves with the indicated date codes that have been converted to Liquid Propane (LP) gas use are also included in the recall. NOT included in the recall are model numbers 7010 and above; model numbers containing the letters "D" or "BV;" and model numbers containing the letters "MV" except for the ones listed above. A full list of recalled model numbers is available at www.robertshaw.com
or can be obtained by calling (800) 232-9389. *
Sold through: Gas appliance retailers and distributors; food service equipment manufacturers and dealers; specialty retailers, such as fireplace, pool and spa dealers; and poultry equipment manufacturers. The gas control valves and components were also sold separately through gas appliance service providers. *
Manufactured in: Assembled in Mexico. *
Remedy: Free repair or replacement if necessary. If you smell gas near the appliance or in the building, immediately leave the area and call your gas company or a certified gas technician to investigate the cause. If you do not smell gas, check the pilot lights on your gas appliances. If any pilot lights are out, do not attempt to relight. Have the appliance examined by a qualified technician. Have the date-code of your 7000 gas valve ready when you contact Robertshaw. *
Consumer Contact : Call Robertshaw toll-free at (800) 232-9389 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit www.robertshaw.com
to review a list of affected appliances and register for the recall.*
Name of product: Walther CP Sport, CP99, and Nighthawk CO2 Air Pistols*
Units: About 24,000 *
Manufacturer: Umarex, of Arnsburg, Germany*
Distributor: Crosman Corporation, of East Bloomfield, NY *
Hazard: The air pistols' safety might move from the engaged or "safe" position to the disengaged or "fire" position when the trigger is pulled once or more and then released. This poses a risk of serious injury if the air pistol is loaded and unintentionally fired. *
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.*
Description: The recalled air pistols include the Walther models CP Sport, CP99, and Nighthawk manufactured throughout 2003. The recalled models have a serial number of "J3," which is located on the right side of the air pistol. The Walther CP Sport and CP99 CO2 air pistols capture the look and feel of a Walther firearm. The Nighthawk air pistol is outfitted with a compensator, red dot sight, flashlight and a mounting system. If there is an asterisk inscribed next to the serial number, the air pistol is not part of the recall. *
Sold at: Sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide sold the CP Sports and CP 99s from February 2003 through July 2004 and the Nighthawks from October 2003 through July 2004 for between $85 and $300. *
Manufactured in: Germany. *
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these air pistols immediately and contact the company to receive a free inspection and repair or replacement unit. *
Consumer Contact : Known purchasers have received a notification from Crosman of this recall. Consumers who have not received direct notification should call the company toll-free at (866) 583-7340 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.crosman.com
to receive instructions for returning the pistol and receiving a repair or replacement.*
View this recall online at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05074.html
Additionally, this is the link to the valve most of us are familiar with.
At the very least, be sure your's is not involved in the recall.