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Carbon Express Recalls Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard

  • Blade Model Crossbow 20240
  • Blade Model 20292
Name of Product:

The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the safety is engaged, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.

Recall Date:
December 20, 2016
About 3,800
Consumer Contact

Carbon Express at 800-211-5982 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Resource/Blade Recall for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves two Carbon Express Blade crossbows in black (model 20292) or camouflage (model 20240). Both crossbows have “Blade” printed on the sides of the bow. The bows have a half aluminum rail and a die cast riser. All models have a black pistol grip with a black butt stock and weigh about 6.5 pounds. The crossbows shoot 320fps and have a 13 inch power stroke. The model number is printed on a metallic sticker on the bottom left limb of the crossbow.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbow, and return them to Carbon Express to receive a free repair.


The firm has received one report of a crossbow firing unexpectedly, resulting in a thumb laceration.

Sold At

Bass Pro, Ellett Brothers and other hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at and from July 2016 through October 2016 for between $250 and $300.

Manufactured In:

Eastman Outdoors Inc., dba Carbon Express of Flushing, Mich.


Eastman Outdoors Inc., dba Carbon Express, of Flushing, Mich.

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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.
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