July 14, 2006

Bear Archery Recalls Compound Crossbows 

Name of Product: Fred Bear F-Series and Outfitter Compound Crossbows

Units: About 2,000

Manufacturer: Bear Archery, of Gainesville, Fla.

Hazard: The triggers on these crossbows could fire when the safety mechanism is moved from “safe” to “fire” position without pulling the trigger. Bystanders could be unintentionally hit by an arrow fired by these bows.

Description: The recall involves five models of Compound Crossbows:

The model name is written on the outside of the bow’s bottom limb. The model number is written on the product manual.

Sold at: Hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide and by Web retailers and in catalogs from July 2004 through January 2006 for between $300 and $800.

Remedy: Consumers should discontinue use of the product and contact the firm for a free trigger replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Bear Archery Customer Service Department at (800) 467-1397 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at javascript:main.compose('new','t=safetyinfo@escaladesports.com')