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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 [email protected]

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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Originally posted by Plasticman

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.
First of all, the crossbow shouldn't be pointed anywhere unsafe in the first place. When the safety comes off, it should only be pointed at your intended target.

But still... :eek:

Thanks for the heads-up, PMan
 
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