CPSC Recall - Issued 2/12/2013

Bohning Recalls Hunting Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard; Can Fire Unexpectedly

Manufacturer: The Bohning Company Ltd
Product: Middleton Siege Crossbows
Hazard: The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism appears to be on and the trigger is pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders. In addition, the crossbow limbs can crack or break under normal use.
Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves "The Siege" hunting crossbows with model numbers 315, 330, 355 and 375. "The Siege" and the model numbers are printed in large lettering directly above the trigger mechanism. "Bohning/Middleton Crossbow," "Patent pending" and serial number are engraved on opposite sides of the rear barrel of each crossbow. The serial number, 12-XXX, is unique for each crossbow. The crossbows measure 36 to 39 inches in length, are camouflage/black in color and have a scope mounted on the top. The crossbows were sold with a scope, arrow quiver, quiver brackets, cocking aid and a string changer.
Remedy: Refund
Sold At: Sporting goods stores in Texas and Pennsylvania and online at www.bohning.com from June 2012 through October 2012 for between $675 and $985.
Units: About 150
Consumer Contact: The Bohning Company, Ltd., at (800) 253-0136, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bohning.com and click Product Recall for more information.
Company Website: www.bohning.com