Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes Due to Laceration Hazard

The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause the rope to recoil and cut users.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 02, 2013
Recall number: 13-086
  • Academy Sports Crossbow Cocking Rope

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    Academy Sports Crossbow Cocking Rope

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Game Winner® crossbow cocking ropes


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

Consumer Contact:

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 and click on Help + Support and Product Recall Info for more information.

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Recall Details


About 6,300


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.


The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

Academy stores nationwide and on the company’s website between June 2012 and October 2012 for about $10.


Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas

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  • Academy Sports Crossbow Cocking Rope