Air rifles recalled for firing unexpectedly

The Consumer and Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of an air rifle that may fire unexpectedly.

The commission said on Tuesday that the DIANA Stormrider Gen 2 Air Rifles are being recalled because it may fire without warning, even if the safety is engaged, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. About 1,400 of the rifles are affected by the recall.

Anyone who purchased the rifle is asked to contact AIR VENTURI at 888-256-3253 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go online to and click Recall Notice for more information. Consumers who bought the rifles can get a free trigger upgrade repair kit and installation instructions.

The rifles were sold at Pyramyd Air, Air Gun Depot, and other air rifle stores across the country, as well as online at,, and from July 2018 through June of this year. The rifles sold for $220.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at or 270-259-6000