Recall: Precision Shooting Crossbows
On 2017-11-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Precision Shooting Crossbows due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2016 for about $300 to $500.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Precision Shooting Equipment (PSE) 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 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The crossbows can fire or discharge unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all FANG XT, FANG LT and THRIVE archery crossbows with serial numbers 2404285-2514039.
Both the Fang XT and Fang LT have a 19 inch wide axle-to-axle bow with a black foot stirrup attached to the front. The Thrive's bow is 18 inches wide axle-to-axle and has a folding black foot stirrup attached to the front. The Fang XT measurement is about 33 inches from end to end. the Fang LT measures 32 inches and the Thrive measures 32 to 35 inches. The models have split limbs made of fiberglass. Cam pulleys are mounted between the upper and lower halves of both limbs. They have an integrated barrel, pistol grip, and stock made of composite material. The crossbows come with a scope, under-mounted quiver, string stops, a cocking rope, and rail lube. The PSE logo and model names are on an emblem mounted above the trigger housing on the left and right sides of the crossbows. They are also printed onto the front of each limb. The serial number is on the bottom of the trigger grip.The model number can be found on the product hang tag and on the box. The Fang XT and LT come in Mossy Oak Country & Skullworks 2 camo and muddy girl colors. The Thrive comes in Mossy Oak Country.
Model Model Numbers
|Fang XT||01295CY and 01295S2|
|Fang LT||01303CY, 01303MG, and 01303S2|
These items were sold new+ at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Kinsey's Archery and other archery and hunting sporting goods stores nationwide and online at PSE-archery.com from October 2016 through August 2017 for between $300 and $500.
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 return them to Precision Shooting for a free repair.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
PSE has received six reports of the crossbow firing unexpectedly. No injuries have been reported.
+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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