If the white nock is not fully engaged with the bowstring, the crossbow can fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled and can result in the bow discharging while re-nocking the arrow, posing an injury hazard to users.
About 220,000 (In addition, about 3,600 in Canada) (The original recall was announced in December 2017)
This recall involves all white plastic molded clip-on nocks used in arrows for Ravin brand crossbows. The white arrow nocks were sold in a package of 12 and also as original equipment with Ravin R9 and R15 crossbows and with Ravin arrows. The white nocks measure about .9 inches long.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled white arrow nocks and contact Ravin Crossbows for free replacement orange nocks and up to a $1 merchandise credit for each recalled nock that is returned. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and maintenance guidelines for continued safe operation of the crossbows and nocks.
The firm has received 51 reports of finger injuries while nocking or re-nocking the white nocks, including 21 serious injuries, and 28 new finger injuries reported since the original recall announcement. The firm has also received reports of other injuries resulting from maintenance and other issues.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.