About 127,000 Ten Point and Wicked Ridge crossbows are being recalled following reports of problems with the safety mechanism, which suggest that the crossbow may fire under certain circumstances where the safety was on, posing a serious injury risk for users and bystanders.
The TenPoint and Wicked Ridge crossbow recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 18, following at least 19 consumer reports indicating the crossbows fired an arrow when the trigger was pulled after the safety mechanism was engaged. To date, no injuries have been reported.
The crossbows are being recalled due to a potential unexpected firing hazard, which could severely harm or kill the user or others nearby. According to the CPSC, the safety mechanism may fail in these models, allowing arrows to be shot from the crossbow even when the safety is engaged.
The recall includes nine models of TenPoint and Wicked Ridge crossbows manufactured from 2011 to 2014. The models included in the recall are TenPoint Shadow Ultra-Lite, TenPoint Turbo XLT II, TenPoint Titan Extreme, TenPoint Maverick HP, TenPoint GT Flex, TenPoint Phantom CLS-S, Wicked Ridge Raider CLS, Wicked Ridge Invader HP, and the Wicked Ridge Warrior HL. The recalled models are either black or camouflage and have the brand name printed on the barrel or both sides of the stick. For a full list of recalled model numbers and serial numbers please visit the CPSC recall announcement.
The CPSC and the manufacturers warn that it is imperative that when owners point their crossbows in a safe direction, engage the safety mechanism, and unload the arrow before verifying model or serial numbers when checking to see if they are part of the recall.
The recalled crossbows were manufactured in the U.S. under Hunter’s Manufacturing Company Inc., dba TenPoint CrossBow Technologies of Mogador, Ohio where they were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dunham’s Sports, Gander Mountain, MC Sports, and other hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide as well as by direct sale from TenPoint and online at Amazon.com BassPro.com, Cabelas.com, dickssportinggoods.com, and other various internet retailers from January 2011 to May 2015 for between $400 and $1,800.
The CPSC recommends that customers with recalled crossbows stop using them immediately and contact TenPoint at 800-548-6837 or email the manufacturer at firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed instructions on how to inspect both the TenPoint or Wicked Ridge crossbows. Customers will also be given instructions on how to obtain a free repair if the crossbow poses an unexpected firing hazard. Owners may also visit www.tenpointcrossbows.com or www.wickedridgecrossbows.com and navigate to the “Recall to Repair-Self Test” link for more information.
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