Bear Archery Recalls Compound Crossbows Due to Faulty Trigger Mechanisms


NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 14, 2006

Release #06-213

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 467-1397

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Bear Archery Recalls Compound Crossbows Due to Faulty Trigger Mechanisms


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.


Name of Product: Fred Bear F-Series and Outfitter Compound Crossbows


Units: About 2,000


Manufacturer: Bear Archery, of Gainesville, Fla.


Hazard: The triggers on these crossbows could fire when the safety mechanism is moved from “safe” to “fire” position without pulling the trigger. Bystanders could be unintentionally hit by an arrow fired by these bows.


Incidents/Injuries: None reported.


Description: The recall involves five models of Compound Crossbows:


Outfitter XB340 Compound Crossbow with model number AFB8959340 Fred Bear F340 Compound Crossbow with model number AFB8949350 Fred Bear F325 Compound Crossbow with model number AFB8949325 Fred Bear F300+ Compound Crossbow with model number AFB8949301 Fred Bear F300 Compound Crossbow model number AFB8949300. The model name is written on the outside of the bow’s bottom limb. The model number is written on the product manual.

Sold at: Hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers and in catalogs from July 2004 through January 2006 for between $300 and $800.


Manufactured In: United States


Remedy: Consumers should discontinue use of the product and contact the firm for a free trigger replacement.


Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Bear Archery Customer Service Department at (800) 467-1397 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at safetyinfo@escaladesports.com


Firm’s Media Contact: Larry Gajderowicz at (800) 467-2281.


To view this recall online, please visit our website at:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06213.html

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