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Old 09-26-2007, 11:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Weren't the Novas recalled?

Yes and no. Some of the Novas were recalled. About 200 Nova 700s were recalled with a safety concern. The recalled Nova 700s can be identified by serial numbers 991 1500 through 991 1787. Additionally, any Nova 700s with lower serial numbers that had been returned to Air Star for maintenance may have had the newer regulator installed, and are affected by the recall. The reason for the recall is that with a change in regulator design there is a potential for failure in an overpressure relief valve. If the regulator fails and overpressurizes, and the relief valve fails, and a person (as one did) is using the paintgun in a partially disassembled state (has the sight rail screw, which locks some of the internal components in place removed), it is possible for the pressure to force the regulator body out the back of the gun. While this failure has only happened in one case which did not result in injury, Air Star has chosen to recall the affected Nova 700s even though the failure requires operator error (removing a vital screw) to occur. For complete recall information, see the Air Star web site.

Looks like yours (#1230 & #2130) are in the clear. It may just be a variation in production. Hope this has helped a bit!
Steve Shuey, Team Crimson Reign
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