|January 19, 2010
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Eagle 5 Rifle Crossbows
Units: About 300
Distributor: Master Cutlery, of Secaucus, N.J.
Hazard: The trigger mechanism becomes loose after 30 shots. When the safety mechanism is moved to the fire position, the crossbow will automatically discharge on its own.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled crossbow is black fiberglass and metal and has a 120 lb draw. "Cross Bow" and "Eagle 5" are printed on the crossbow.
Sold at: On the Web at www.fingerhut.com from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbows and contact Master Cutlery for a free replacement trigger installation. Consumers who purchased the recalled crossbow are being contacted directly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Master Cutlery toll-free at (888) 271-7229 x138 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.mastercutlery.com or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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