The Bohning Company of Lake City, MI, is recalling about 150 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. There are no reports of incidents or injuries.
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. They were sold with a scope, arrow quiver, quiver brackets, cocking aid and a string changer.
The crossbows, manufactured in Canada, were sold at sporting goods stores in Texas and Pennsylvania and online from June 2012 through October 2012 for between $675 and $985.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbows and contact Bohning to return the crossbows for a full refund. Bohning is contacting customers directly.
Consumers may contact the Bohning Company at (800) 253-0136, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.