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Ravin Crossbows reannounces recall of white arrow nocks due to injury hazard; Nearly two dozen serious injuries reported

Ravin Crossbows reannounces recall of about 220,000 white arrow nocks due to injury hazard and Additional Incidents.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.

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.

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.

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

The arrow nocks 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. The arrow nocks 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.

Consumers can contact Ravin Crossbows toll-free at 1-888-298-6335 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, email at nockupdate@ravincrossbows.com or online at www.ravincrossbows.com and click on “Safety & Instruction” then “Notices” for more information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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