The pepper spray canisters used to protect the paintballers who play paintball at a paintball event are often left in place when it is raining or people are playing indoors.
The problem is that when rain stops, the paintballs can explode.
The National Paintball Association says paintball safety equipment can protect paintball players from paintball-related injuries.
In a news release Thursday, the association said paintball equipment manufacturers are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to educate consumers about the paint ball injury risks.
The association said the National Paintballs Association, the American Paintball Federation, and other paintball manufacturers are helping to develop and market paintball injury prevention equipment.
For more information about paintball injuries, visit the National Fire Protection Association.