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Date: 02-02-2001

Case Style: John "Tucker" Mahoney v. Daisy Manufacturing Co.

Case Number: Unknown

Judge: Unknown

Court: Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County, Pennsylania

Plaintiff's Attorney: Unknown

Defendant's Attorney: Unknown


One of the many tragic incidents that CPSC learned about involved John "Tucker" Mahoney, of New Hope, Pa. On May 24, 1999, Tucker and his friend were shooting a model 856 Powerline, two days after he had received the airgun as a gift for his 16th birthday. CPSC staff contends that as a result of a defect within the airgun, a BB remained lodged inside of the airgun's magazine, unbeknownst to Tucker or his friend. Believing the airgun was unloaded, Tucker's friend pointed and fired the airgun at close range. The hidden BB became dislodged, chambered, and struck Tucker in the head. Tucker was severely injured and is now in a near vegetative state.

Outcome: In February 2001, Daisy settled Tucker's product liability lawsuit for approximately $18 million dollars.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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