Rifle Crossbow Recalled by Master Cutlery; Crossbow Can Discharge Unexpectedly

January 19, 2010
Alert #10-716
 

Rifle Crossbow Recalled by Master Cutlery; Crossbow Can Discharge Unexpectedly

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 retailsales@mastercutlery.com

Picture of Recalled Rifle Crossbow