Excalibur Recalls Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard; Can Fire Unexpectedly
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 Crossbows
Hazard: The crossbow can fire an arrow without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders.
Consumer Contact: Excalibur Crossbow at (800) 463-1817 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.excaliburcrossbow.com and click on “Important Safety Notice for Matrix 405 Owners” for more information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Excalibur-Recalls-Crossbows/
Units: About 1,000
Description: This recall involves the Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 crossbows. Matrix 405 is printed on a label on the left side of the stock. The crossbow was sold in a mossy oak treestand camouflage pattern. The crossbow measures about 36 inches long and was sold individually or as part of a package with a black scope, four-arrow quiver and bracket, four arrows, four 150-grain field points and a rope-cocking aid.
Incidents/Injuries: Excalibur has received one report of the crossbow firing unexpectedly. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbows and return them to the place of purchase to return to Excalibur for a free inspection and repair, or contact Excalibur for instructions on shipping the product directly to Excalibur for a free repair. Excalibur will pay for shipping.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide including A-1 Archery, Black Sheep Sporting Goods, Cabelas, H & H Archery Supply, Horizontal Archery, Jay’s Sporting Goods, Kinsey’s Archery Products, Mike’s Archery, Pape’s, Sportsman’s Supply and Woody’s Sporting Goods from February 2014 through March 2014 for about $1,000 for the crossbow and $1,400 when sold as a package with the crossbow, arrows, a scope and other equipment.
Manufacturer: Excalibur Crossbow Inc., of Canada
Manufactured in: Canada