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: Compound Bow recall


marvin
11-21-2002, 08:39 AM
For anybody whose kid is also bowhunting.....

For Immediate Release
November 19, 2002
Release # 03-039
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
Bear Archery's Recall Hotline: (800) 342-4751
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC, Bear Archery LLC Announce Recall of Compound Bows

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC), Bear Archery LLC, of Gainesville, Fla., is
voluntarily recalling about 2,250 compound bows. The limbs of these
bows can break during use, causing impact injuries to consumers.

Bear Archery has received about 200 reports of these bows breaking
during use with reports of seven minor injuries, such as cuts and
bruises to the face and chest.

These are junior-sized compound Bear Archery bows sold under the
model names Warrior and Buckmaster/Warrior. They are camouflaged or
black, and "Warrior" or "Buckmaster" decals were included in the
packaging to put on the bows.

Hunting & sporting goods stores, mass merchants and catalogs
nationwide sold the bows from September 2002 through October 2002 for
between $75 and $100.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bows immediately, and
contact Bear Archery for a free replacement. For more information,
contact Bear Archery at (800) 342-4751 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday, visit their web site at
www.beargoldeneagle.com, or write to Bear Archery, LLC, 4600 S.W.
41st Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a
link from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site,
link to the following address:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03039.html