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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

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

    Dec 30, 2008
    Destin, Fl
    2016 Limited DCSB 4x4 Blazing Blue
    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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