Paintball gun product recall

On February 18, 2011 the BT SA-17 Paintball Gun/Marker has been recalled by Health Canada.

This recall involves the BT (Battle Tested) SA-17 Paintball Gun/Marker with BT SA-17 printed on both sides. The marker is made of aluminum and resembles a pistol. It is available in black with model number 17039. It uses a horizontally-fed magazine and requires a 12g CO2 cartridge.

What is the danger?

The product is recalled because when users attempt to pierce the CO2 cartridge by closing the lever to the cartridge chamber, the cartridge can fly out of the marker, which can potentially injure consumers.

At the time of the recall neither Health Canada nor KEE Action Sports LLC has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these Paintball markers.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the affected paintball markers and return the markers to KEE Action Sports LLC. or to the place of purchase for a free repair or contact KEE for the repair parts and installation instructions.

For more information, you can contact KEE Action Sports LLC. at 1-800-220-3222 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's recall website .

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 219 of the affected paintball markers were sold at various retail stores across Canada. These affected paintball markers were sold from May 2010 to January 2011.

The product was manufactured in Taiwan. The importer is KEE Action Sports LLC, of Sewell, New Jersey.