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Recall: Game Winner Crossbow Cocking Ropes

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On 2013-01-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Game Winner Crossbow Cocking Ropes due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2012 for about $10.

About 6,000 units are involved in this Academy Sports + Outdoors crossbow cocking rope 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 1st recall of products in the Hunting Equipment category in 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Game Winner Crossbow Cocking Ropes
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.academy.com
Phone: (888) 922-2336

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What is the problem?

The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Game Winner cocking ropes with model number FSGWAR3018 and UPC 400214726596. The cocking ropes help users get a better grip on the crossbow string and aid in pulling it back. They have an approximately 50-inch long black nylon rope, two black plastic hooks and two t-handles. The model and UPC numbers are located on the instruction card that comes with the product.

These items were sold new+ at Academy stores nationwide and on the company's website www.academy.com between June 2012 and October 2012 for about $10.

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 cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund.

Academy Sports + Outdoors; toll-free at (888)922-2336, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.academy.com and click on Help + Support and Product Recall Info for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes breaking, causing the rope to recoil. Three of the incidents resulted in lacerations.

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+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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.