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Ravin Crossbows recalls white arrow nocks

The bow may discharge while the arrow is being re-nocked

Photo source: CPSC
Ravin Crossbows of Superior, Wis., is recalling about 223,000 Ravin white arrow nocks sold in the U.S. and Canada.

If the white nock is not fully engaged with the bowstring, the crossbow can fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled and can result in the bow discharging while re-nocking the arrow, posing an injury hazard to users.

The firm has received 51 reports of finger injuries while nocking or re-nocking the white nocks, including 21 serious injuries, and 28 finger injuries. The firm has also received reports of other injuries resulting from maintenance and other issues.

This recall involves all white plastic molded clip-on nocks used in arrows for Ravin brand crossbows. The white arrow nocks were sold in a package of 12 and also as original equipment with Ravin R9 and R15 crossbows and with Ravin arrows.

The white nocks measure about .9 inches long.

The nocks, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods stores and other stores nationwide from October 2016, through November 2017, for between $8 and $15 when sold separately from other equipment.

They were also included as original equipment with Ravin crossbows sold for between $1,500 and $2,000 and Ravin arrows sold for between $75 and $110.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled white arrow nocks and contact Ravin Crossbows for free replacement orange nocks and up to a $1 merchandise credit for each recalled nock that is returned.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and maintenance guidelines for continued safe operation of the crossbows and nocks.

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

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