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Fred Bear Archery F-Series and Outfitter Compound Crossbows

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SIAR Code: 19756
Category: Hobby/sports and recreational equipment
Notifying Country: United States of America
Source URL: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2006/Bear-Archery-Recalls-Compound-Crossbows-Due-to-Faulty-Trigger-Mechanisms
Publication Date: Jul 14, 2006
Product Origin Country: United States of America
Manufacturer: Bear Archery
Defect Description: 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 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.