Crossbow Recall Issued Following Reports of Unexpected Firing

About 17,000 crossbows sold at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores have been recalled, after federal safety officials were notified of a defect that may allow the bows to fire unexpectedly, posing a risk of serious injury and death. 

The Precision Shooting Equipment (PSE) crossbow recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on November 16, following at least six reports of the crossbows firing unexpectedly. To date, no injuries have been reported in relation with the recall.

Although the defect causing the crossbows to discharge unexpectedly was not identified in the CPSC recall notice, PSE and the agency are asking consumers to stop using the impacted crossbows immediately and keep them out of reach from use until they can be repaired.

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The recall includes an estimated 17,000 FANG XT units with model number 01295CY and 01295S2, FANG LT units with model numbers 01303CY, 01303MG and 01303S2, and THRIVE series crossbows with model number 01312CY that are marked with serial number 2404285-2514039. Both the Fang XT and Fang LT are equipped with a 19 inch wide axle-to-axle with a folding black foot stirrup attachment to the front. The Fang XT measures approximately 33 inches from end to end, and the Fang LT model measures 32 inches and the THRIVE measures between 32 to 35 inches. The Fang XT and LT models were sold in Mossy Oak Country & Skullworks 2 camo and muddy girl colors. The recalled THRIVE model was only sold in Mossy Oak Country.

Recalled models have the PSE logo and model names on an emblem mounted above the trigger housing. and printed on the front of each limb. Serial numbers can be found on the bottom trigger grip and the model number is located on the product hang tag.

The impacted models were manufactured in Taiwan under Precision Shooting Equipment Inc., of Tucson, Arizona. They were distributed for sale throughout the United States at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Kinsey’s Archery and various other archery and hunting sports goods stores as well as online at from October 2016 through August 2017 for between $300 and $500.

The CPSC recommends customers stop using the recalled crossbows immediately and contact PSE at 800-477-7789 or visit them online at and navigate to the Product Support link for information on how return the crossbows for a free repair.


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