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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

air pumps accidents

Discussion about Compressors, hose, pipes, fittings, launchers, release mechanisms, and launch tubes.
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RaZias
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air pumps accidents

Post by RaZias » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:09 am

http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/ca ... pumps.html

Sportsstuff Inc

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Sportsstuff Inc. has voluntarily recalled 11,000 inflator air pumps due to laceration hazard. These air pumps can overheat and explode during use, posing a risk of lacerations to the user and nearby consumers. Sportsstuff has received 52 reports of pumps exploding, 13 of which resulted in lacerations. Six of these incidents involved facial lacerations and one consumer reported an eye injury. The air pumps were manufactured in China and sold through marine distributors. Consumers should immediately stop using the pumps.


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Re: air pumps accidents

Post by nonickname » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:14 pm

Different, but Far_cry's (from SF) plastic pump handle shattered, allowing the steel pump rod to pierce his hand. Be careful.



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Re: air pumps accidents

Post by eljose707 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:09 pm

hope that never happens again:(



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