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Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Crossbow Cocking Ropes Due To Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary Name of product: 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. Remedy: 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 and click on Help + Support and Product Recall Info for more information.

Recall Details Units: About 6,300 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. 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. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cocking ropes and return them to Academy for a full refund. Sold exclusively at: Academy stores nationwide and on the company's website between June 2012 and October 2012 for about $10. Importer: Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas Manufactured in: China

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

CPSC Consumer Information HotlineContact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytimeCall to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media ContactPlease use the phone numbers below for all media requests.Phone: (301) 504-7908Spanish: (301) 504-7800

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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