Recall Re-Announcement: Ravin® Crossbows Nocks Recalled due to Laceration Hazard

Starting date:
August 18, 2021
Posting date:
August 18, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-76243

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: White arrow nocks used for Ravin® brand Crossbows.
  • Issue: If the white nock is not fully engaged with the bowstring, the Ravin® Crossbow can fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled and can result in the bow discharging while re-nocking of the arrow, posing a laceration hazard to users.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the white nocks and contact Ravin® Crossbows for replacement orange nocks.

Re-announcement of the December 5, 2017 recall.
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Ravin® Crossbows, LLC.

Affected products

White arrow nocks used for Ravin® brand Crossbows

Product description

This recall re-announcement 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 2.3 cm long.

Hazard identified

If the white nock is not fully engaged with the bowstring, the Ravin® Crossbow can fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled and can result in the bow discharging while re-nocking of the arrow, posing a laceration hazard to users.

UPDATE on incidents reported:

As of August 6, 2021, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 51 reports of finger injuries, including 21 serious injuries and 28 new reported injuries since the original 2017 recall announcement.

Number sold

The company reported that approximately 3,600 white clip-on nocks were sold in Canada and approximately 220,000 of the affected nocks were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2016 through November 2017 in Canada and the United States at various retailers and online stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America

Companies

Manufacturer
Ravin® Crossbows, LLC
Superior
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the white nocks and contact Ravin® Crossbows to exchange them for free with replacement orange nocks and to receive a merchandise credit. Consumers should follow the manufacturer's instructions and maintenance guidelines for continued safe operation of the crossbows and nocks.

For more information, consumers may contact Ravin® Crossbows by telephone toll-free at 1- 888-298-6335 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT Monday to Friday, email at nockupdate@ravincrossbows.com, or by accessing the Ravin® website and clicking on "Safety & Instruction" then "Notices" for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.