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07-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Health Canada has posted a recall of the Ruger Black Hawk Air Rifle Combo (Canadian Tire product number 75-5096), a recreational pellet air rifle with 1000fps velocity.

The recalled air rifle can be identified by UPC code 723364440106 or packaging labelled "1000 fps." Consumers who no longer have the product packaging can verify the product by examining the serial number located on the barrel: the serial number on the recalled product does not end in "C."
Umarex USA is voluntarily recalling the Ruger Black Hawk Air Rifle Combo that may have been sold to Canadian Tire customers without the required licensing under the federal Firearms Act. While firearms within the meaning of section 2 of the Criminal Code are not regulated under Canada's consumer product safety legislation, Health Canada is posting this recall to help to broadly distribute the message to consumers who may have purchased the item believing it was a consumer product.

Neither Canadian Tire nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these air rifles in Canada.

The recalled air rifles were sold at Canadian Tire stores across Canada from June 2011 to May 2012.

Customers are asked to immediately discontinue using their Ruger Black Hawk Air Rifle Combo with the above mentioned UPC number, and contact Canadian Tire Customer Relations at 1-800-387-8803 (English) or 1-800-565-3356 (French) to verify that their product is affected by this recall.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

Usually I would avoid posting anything about Air Rifles, but since it is 1000fps it was considered under the "non restricted", and there may be some confusion around the recall.

The law reads pre C-19

Air guns need to be registered if they have both a high muzzle velocity (greater than 152.4 meters or 500 feet per second) and a high muzzle energy (greater than 5.7 joules or 4.2 foot-pounds). As a rule, the manufacturer’s specifications are used to determine what muzzle velocity and muzzle energy an air gun was designed to have. This information may be found in the user’s manual or on the manufacturer’s web site.

The current Law does not require a Air Gun to be registered, BUT since the fact sheet from the RCMP has not been updated (and is currently not readable http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/air_gun-arme_air-eng.htm) , Contact the CSSA and NFA and ask how to proceed, as You still require a license to own any air gun over 500fps.

Turning over this Air Gun back to CT to an UN-licensed person may under the RCMP's string of loop holes May be breaking the law.