On 2016-12-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Crossbows due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2016 for about $250 to $300.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Eastman Outdoors crossbow recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Hunting Equipment category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the safety is engaged, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two Carbon Express Blade crossbows in black (model 20292) or camouflage (model 20240). Both crossbows have "Blade" printed on the sides of the bow. The bows have a half aluminum rail and a die cast riser. All models have a black pistol grip with a black butt stock and weigh about 6.5 pounds. The crossbows shoot 320fps and have a 13 inch power stroke. The model number is printed on a metallic sticker on the bottom left limb of the crossbow.
These items were sold new+ at Bass Pro, Ellett Brothers and other hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Carbonexpresscrossbows.com from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $250 and $300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbow, and return them to Carbon Express to receive a free repair.
Carbon Express at 800-211-5982 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.carbonexpresscrossbow.com and click on Resource/Blade Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of a crossbow firing unexpectedly, resulting in a thumb laceration.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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