PhotoOctober Mountain Products of Mount Joy, Pa., is recalling about 640 hanging bow scales.


The mounting ring on the scales can break during use, posing impact and laceration hazards to the user.


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.


This recall involves OMP M-100 digital hanging bow scales that 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 hanging bow scales, manufactured in China, was sold at Academy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Gun World & Archery Shop, Scheel’s and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at, Eder’s,, and other online retailers from November 2015, through March 2016, for about $30.


What to do


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


Consumers may contact October Mountain Products at 800-366-4269 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at, or online at and click on the Support/Recall tab for more information.


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