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Bow recall

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by jrw1965, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:48 AM

    jrw1965 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    First Name:
    Southern Maryland
    '08 dbl cab long bed 4 x 4
    Front tint, Stainless steel nerf bars, Leer tonneau, Rear spring TSB, Michelin LTX A/T2 265 70 16, Pioneer AVIC X910 so far
    Dont know if this is good info or not. However I did see a few bow hunters here.

    1. NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

    February 18, 2009
    Release #09-132

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 689-1289
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Compound Bows Recalled by BowTech Archery; Bow Can Unexpectedly Break Apart

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: "The General" Compound Bows

    Units: About 8,000

    Manufacturer: BowTech Archery, of Eugene, Ore.

    Hazard: The ends of the bow's limbs can unexpectedly break during use and send fragments of the bow in the direction of the user or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 255 reports of the bow's limbs breaking, including 11 reports of lacerations, abrasions, or contusions when pieces from the breaking bow struck the user.

    Description: This recall involves the "The General" compound bows hunting and target models with draw weights of 60 and 70 pounds that do not have a collet (see illustration below) in the limb. The bows measure about 31 inches long and have draw lengths of 26-30 inches. Hunting models were sold in real tree and mossy oak camouflage patterns. Target models were sold in gray, black, and wood-grain. The bows have laminated wood grips engraved with the word "BowTech" and a label with "The General" on the center pivot point of the bottom limb.

    Sold at: Authorized BowTech Dealers nationwide from September 2007 through July 2008 for about $800.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bows and contact their dealer to schedule a free repair.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, contact BowTech Archery at (888) 689-1289 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.bowtecharchery.com

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
  2. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:50 AM

    RCBS "Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag."

    Apr 9, 2008
    06 Main Runner OR
    i'd be pissed after shelling out $500+
  3. Feb 19, 2009 at 5:33 AM

    KraQr WoodsDweller

    Dec 30, 2008
    First Name:
    Destin, Fl
    sold Tacoma, driving a Ford Raptor now.
    This is kind of old news actually. The company allows local bowtech dealers to install the new limbs. Its no different than a TSB on a truck. I shoot that very bow and it was amazing before the recall and the fix simply makes it much more stronger and durable. i have trophy pics if necessary to explain.

    Most if not all affected bows should have been repaired by now unless you have been living in a cave. Once it was determined to be an issue they stopped shipping the nonrivoted version early on.

    shooting a bow is like wearing a condom. you have to find one that fits and is affective for it to be enjoyable
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