2,800 U.S. crossbows recalled for unexpected firing danger
About 2,800 crossbows are being recalled in the U.S. because they may fire without the trigger being pulled.
Precision Shooting Equipment is recalling its TAC Elite, TAC Ordnance and Enigma models because a small number of them may have a release mechanism that's out of specification.
"This condition may result in premature firing or accidentally discharge as it reaches full draw. This condition may result in property damage, serious personal injury or death," the company said.
The company isn't aware of any injuries associated with the default, but took the move as a precaution.
The crossbows were sold between June and November last year for between $600 and $1,500 at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Kinsey's Archery and Pape's, as well as online and in catalogues.
Bass Pro Shops has locations in Canada, but the company did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the recall from CBC News. There is no mention of any recall for crossbows on the Government of Canada's database of product recalls.
Customers can call PSE at 800-477-7789 or visit www.tacseries.com/crossbow-recall/.
PSE is based in Tucson, Arizona. The crossbows were made in the U.S. and China.