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.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slingshots and contact Barnett to receive a free replacement wrist strap.
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.
Barnett Outdoors LLC, of Tarpon Springs, Fla.
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