Ravin Crossbows recalls R500 series crossbows

Photo source: CPSC

The crossbow can discharge unexpectedly posing an injury hazard

Ravin Crossbows of Superior, Wis., is recalling about 13,725 Ravin R500 model crossbows sold in the U.S. and Canada.

If nearly but not fully cocked, the crossbow can discharge unexpectedly while consumers cock or uncock it, posing an injury hazard.

The firm has received one report of the crossbow unexpectedly discharging. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves eight Ravin R500 models of crossbows which are about eight inches wide, axle-to-axle un-cocked, and about 28 inches from end to end.

All models have a split limb arrangement with cams mounted between the upper and lower limbs. R500 series crossbows were sold in slate gray and camo colors.

All the crossbows include a scope, quiver, cocking handle, quiver bracket and six arrows. The Ravin logo and model names are on a decal located on both upper limbs.

The serial number is on the left side of the rail above the trigger.

A list of the recalled models may be found here.

The crossbows, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Ravin, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods stores and other stores nationwide, and online at www.ravincrossbows.com from September 2021, through October 2023, for between $2,550 and $4,025.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbows and contact Ravin Crossbows for a free repair.

Consumers may contact Ravin Crossbows toll-free at (888) 298-6335 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT), by email at R500recall@ravincrossbows.com, or online at https://www.ravincrossbows.com/r500recall for more information.

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