Recall alert: Crossbows recalled, pose injury hazard


The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of eight crossbow models because they pose an injury hazard.

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The recall covers the Ravin R500 model crossbow. If it is almost, but not fully, cocked, the bolt can discharge unexpectedly while the user is in the process of cocking or undocking the weapon, the CPSC reported.

Eight Ravin R500 versions of the crossbow are part of the recall:

  • Ravin R500, model R050
  • Ravin R500 Sniper, model R051
  • Ravin R500E, model R052
  • Ravin R500E Sniper, model R053
  • Ravin R500 XK7, model R054
  • Ravin R500 Sniper XK7, model R055
  • Ravin R500 EXK7, model R056
  • Ravin R500E Sniper XK7, model R057

The Raven logo and model names are on a sticker on both upper limbs of the device. The serial number is on the left side of the rail above the trigger.

The crossbows were sold by Ravin, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other retailers from September 2021 through October 2023 for between $2,550 and $4,025.

Owners of the recalled crossbows should stop using them and contact Ravin Crossbows for a free repair, the CPSC reported.

For more information, you can contact Ravin Crossbows by phone at 888-298-6335 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, by email or online.