The Bohning Company is recalling a number of its Middleton Siege Crossbows. 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.
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.
The recalled crossbows were sold at Sporting goods stores in Texas and Pennsylvania and online from June 2012 through October 2012.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbows and contact Bohning to return the crossbows for a full refund. Bohning is also contacting customers directly.
For more information, contact The Bohning Company toll-free at 800-253-0136.