Recall: Middleton Siege Crossbows
On 2013-02-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Middleton Siege Crossbows due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2012 for about $675 to $985.
About 200 units are involved in this The Bohning Company crossbow recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Hunting Equipment category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 253-0136
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What is the problem?
The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism appears to be on and the trigger is pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders. In addition, the crossbow limbs can crack or break under normal use.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Sporting goods stores in Texas and Pennsylvania and online at www.bohning.com from June 2012 through October 2012 for between $675 and $985.
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 crossbows and contact Bohning to return the crossbows for a full refund. Bohning is contacting customers directly.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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