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    BowTech Recall

    Maybe a little off topic with this, but there are alot of us archery hunt as well. FYI.. BowTech announces a recall..
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Office of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207
    February 18, 2009
    Release #09-132Firm'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
    Compound Bows Recalled by BowTech Archery; Bow Can Unexpectedly Break Apart
    Semper Fi

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    Thanks--don't own one of those, but I forwarded it to head of my archery league to get the word out here. Don't want to be shooting next to someone whose bow is going to break apart!

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