Crosman Recalls Crossbow Rope-Cocking Devices Due to Injury Hazard
Hooks attaching the rope-cocking device to the crossbow string may break and rope may recoil
Crosman is recalling roughly 1,400 rope-cocking devices for its Centerpoint Sniper 370 crossbows.
Tabs on the hooks attaching the rope-cocking device to the crossbow string can bind as the device is pulled back, causing the hooks to break and the rope to recoil and posing a risk of injury, including laceration.
This recall involves rope-cocking devices shipped by Crosman with Centerpoint Sniper 370 crossbows with serial numbers beginning with 015. The serial number is printed on the right side of the crossbow above the trigger. The crossbow has a camouflaged stock and measures 36.5 inches long. The rope-cocking device is a rope with a black plastic T-shaped handle at each end. A pair of black plastic tabbed hooks are connected to the rope. The rope cocking device measures 45 inches from handle to handle. The words CENTERPOINT and SNIPER 370 are printed on the crossbow's frame.
The recalled devices were sold at Academy, Cabela's, and other stores nationwide and online from December 2015 through June 2016 for about $350.
Crosman has received three reports of broken hooks on the rope-cocking device, including one report of a facial laceration.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled device and contact Crosman to receive instructions on returning it for a replacement device without tabs. Crosman has contacted all known purchasers.
For more information, consumers can call Crosman at (866) 583-7340.