Academy Sports Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes Due to Laceration Hazard

Academy Sports + Outdoors is recalling 6,300 Game Winner crossbow cocking ropes. The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard.

The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes breaking, causing the rope to recoil. Three of the incidents resulted in lacerations.

This recall involves Game Winner cocking ropes with model number FSGWAR3018 and UPC 400214726596. The cocking ropes help users get a better grip on the crossbow string and aid in pulling it back. They have an approximately 50-inch long black nylon rope, two black plastic hooks and two t-handles. The model and UPC numbers are located on the instruction card that comes with the product.

The recalled cocking ropes were sold at Academy stores nationwide and on the company's website from June 2012 through October 2012.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund.

For more information, contact Academy Sports + Outdoors toll-free at 888-922-2336.