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Carbon fiber is one of the strongest materials there is (if made right). It has a significantly better strength to weight ratio than aluminum. 

Anything can fail but it’s not going to be from leaving it out in the sun. CF tanks are rated for higher pressure because they are stronger than the metal tanks. They are also taken out of service after 15 years which further reduces the chance of issues. 

I haven’t seen any stories about air gun tanks failing with proper use. I only ever read about two instances. One was a cheap Chinese import and the other was when some idiot decided to fill his air gun with pure oxygen which caused a small but quite upsetting explosion.