Barnett Outdoors Recalls Slingshots Due to Risk of Injury

The wrist strap can slip off the wrist brace when the pouch is pulled back and cause the body of the slingshot to snap back and strike the user.

Recall date: July 08, 2015
Recall number: 15-176
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  • Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot

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    Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot

  • Recalled slingshots have no X markings on the ends of the wrist wrap.

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    Recalled slingshots have no X markings on the ends of the wrist wrap.

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Sports and hunting slingshots

Hazard:

The slingshot’s wrist strap can slip off the wrist brace when the slingshot’s pouch is pulled back which can result in the body of the slingshot snapping back and striking the user.

Consumer Contact:

Barnett Outdoors at (800) 237-4507, extension 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.barnettslingshots.com and click on BLACK WIDOW RECALL for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 88,000 (in addition, 16,000 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Barnett Outdoors Black Widow slingshots. The recalled slingshot is about 6 inches tall. It has a black plastic handgrip with red linear rubber studs on the palm side, a silver metal fork and silver metal folding wrist brace. The folding wrist brace has a black, soft plastic wrist strap. The wrist strap on recalled slingshots does not have an X where the ends of the wrist strap slide onto the wrist brace. The slingshot was sold with translucent beige tubular rubber bands with a gray suede pouch attached.

Incidents/Injuries

Barnett has received two reports of the wrist strap slipping off and the body of the sling striking the users in the face, with one consumer receiving bruises and the other suffering facial fractures.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slingshots and contact Barnett to receive a free replacement wrist strap.

Sold at

A.C. Kerman, Archery Range, Archery Shoppe, Big Rock Sporting Goods, Bow Hunters Supply Store, Campco, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dunham’s, Florida Hardware Co., Great Lakes Marine Products, Gun World & Sporting Goods, Paducah Shooters Supply, Slingshots USA, Walmart and other archery, shooting and sports stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and BarnettCrossBows.com from July 2014 to May 2015 for about $10.

Importer(s)

Barnett Outdoors LLC, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Manufactured in

Hong Kong

  • Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot

  • Recalled slingshots have no X markings on the ends of the wrist wrap.