May 4, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) and Daisy Manufacturing Co.,
of Rogers, Ark. are recalling about 104,500 “The
Natural” Slingshots. If the slingshot band
slips out of its frame during use, the ball at
the end of the tubing can strike the user, resulting
in serious facial injuries.
has received at least three reports of injuries:
a 12-year-old boy who was blinded in one eye;
a 16-year-old boy who has decreased vision; and
an 11-year old boy who has three broken teeth.
The two metal frame slingshots being
recalled are the Daisy Models ERG-100 and ERG-300,
marketed under the name “The Natural.”
The model number is written on the packaging.
These slingshots have an offset fork design, a
sling made of bright green tubing with a black
leather ammunition pouch and small balls inside
the tubing where it connects to the frame. Both
models have black plastic handles. The smaller
ERG-100 model has the words “Powerline Daisy
Mfg. Rogers, AR” on the handle while the
same words are found on the adjustable wrist brace
of the larger ERG-300 model.
This recall does not apply to Daisy’s
Powerline Slingshots models F16, B52 and P51,
which have yellow tubing.
The slingshots were sold at discount
department and sporting goods stores nationwide
from June 2004 through March 2006. They were made
Customers should immediately stop
using the slingshots and contact Daisy for free
pickup and either a full refund or replacement
with a comparable slingshot model.
For additional information, contact
Daisy Manufacturing Company at (800) 713-2479
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday or visit Daisy’s website at http://www.daisy.com.