Dangerous Hanging Bow Scales Recalled by October Mountain Products

The company has received four reports of incidents, including one report of a cut requiring stitches

Dangerous Hanging Bow Scales Recalled by October Mountain Products
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June 24, 2016

October Mountain Products has announced a recall for a potentially dangerous outdoor product.

The company is voluntarily recalling its OMP M-100 digital hanging bow scales. On the affected models, the mounting ring on the scales can break during use, posing impact and laceration hazards to the user. The company is including about 640 scales in the recall.

The firm has received four reports of the mounting ring on the scale breaking, including one report of a laceration to the hand that required stitches.

The product is used to measure the user's peak or holding weight in archery and bow hunting. The orange plastic pocket-size, portable scales measure about 8 inches long by 4 inches wide by 1.2 inches deep. They have three buttons on the front. On one end of the scale there is a hook and a metal ring on the other. M-100 and the OMP logo are printed in black lettering on the front of the scale.

The product was available for purchase at Academy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Gun World & Archery Shop, Scheel's, and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Eder's, OctoberMountainProducts.com, Walmart.com, and other online retailers from November 2015 through March 2016 for about $30.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hanging bow scales and contact October Mountain Products to receive a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact October Mountain Products by phone at (800) 366-4269 or by email at info@octobermountain.com.