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Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes

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Academy Sports Crossbow Cocking Rope (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas, announced a voluntary recall of about 6,300 Game Winner® crossbow cocking ropes.

Hazard: The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received four reports of the hooks on the cocking ropes breaking, causing the rope to recoil. Three of the incidents resulted in lacerations.

Description: This recall involves Game Winner® cocking ropes with model number FSGWAR3018 and UPC 400214726596. The cocking ropes help users get a better grip on the crossbow string and aid in pulling it back. They have an approximately 50-inch long black nylon rope, two black plastic hooks and two t-handles. The model and UPC numbers are located on the instruction card that comes with the product.

Sold exclusively at: Academy stores nationwide and on the company’s website www.academy.com between June 2012 and October 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Academy Sports + Outdoors; toll-free at (888) 922-2336, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.academy.com and click on Help + Support and Product Recall Info for more information.

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