WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Crosman-Recalls-Crossbow-Rope-Cocking-Devices/
Name of Product: Rope cocking devices for Centerpoint Sniper 370 Crossbows
Hazard: Tabs on the hooks attaching the rope cocking device to the crossbow string can bind as the device is pulled back, causing the hooks to break and the rope to recoil, posing a risk of injury, including laceration.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rope cocking device and contact Crosman to receive instructions on returning it for a replacement rope cocking device without tabs. Crosman has contacted all known purchasers.
Consumer Contact: Crosman Corporation toll-free at 866-583-7340 any time or online at www.crosman.com and click on "Safety Notice" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 1,400
Description: This recall involves rope cocking devices shipped by Crosman Corporation with Centerpoint Sniper 370 crossbows with serial numbers beginning with "015." The serial number is printed on the right side of the crossbow above the trigger. The Centerpoint Sniper 370 crossbow has a camouflaged stock and measures 36.5 inches long. The rope cocking device is a rope with a black plastic "T" shaped handle at each end. A pair of black plastic tabbed hooks are connected to the rope. The rope cocking device measures 45 inches from handle to handle. The words "CENTERPOINT" and "SNIPER 370" are printed on the crossbow's frame.
Incidents/Injuries: Crosman has received three reports of broken hooks on the rope cocking device, including one report of a facial laceration.
Sold at: Academy, Cabela's and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Crosman.com and Sportsmansguide.com from December 2015 through June 2016 for about $350.
Importer: Crosman Corporation of Bloomfield, N.Y.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
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