Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes Due to Laceration Hazard
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.
January 02, 2013
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund.
The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes
Academy stores nationwide and on the company's website www.academy.com between June 2012 and October 2012 for about $10.
About the U.S. CPSC
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.
For lifesaving information: