CPSC, Bohning Company Recall Hunting Crossbows; Can Fire Unexpectedly
02/21/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)
New York, NY — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Bohning Company have voluntarily recalled about 150 Middleton Siege Crossbows for injury hazards as a result of firing unexpectedly. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on February 12, 2013.
The crossbows were recalled after discovering that it can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism may appear to be on and the trigger is pulled. This poses an injury hazard to the operator and bystanders. In addition, it was found that the crossbow limbs can crack or break under normal use.
“This recall involves ‘The Siege’ hunting crossbows with model numbers 315, 330, 355 and 375. ‘The Siege’ and the model numbers are printed in large lettering directly above the trigger mechanism. ‘Bohning/Middleton Crossbow,’ ‘Patent pending’ and serial number are engraved on opposite sides of the rear barrel of each crossbow. The serial number, 12-XXX, is unique for each crossbow. The crossbows measure 36 to 39 inches in length, are camouflage/black in color and have a scope mounted on the top. The crossbows were sold with a scope, arrow quiver, quiver brackets, cocking aid and a string changer,” the CPSC reported.
Consumers are advised to return the crossbows for a full refund.
For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact the Bohning Company, Ltd., at (800) 253-0136, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bohning.com and click Product Recall for more information.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley—Legal news for product liability lawyers.
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