Venatics Inc. and Ravin Crossbows LLC., of Superior, Wisconsin, have recalled “Ravin Arrow Nocks” due to an injury hazard.
There have been 44 reports of the arrow nocks malfunctioning. At least 23 people suffered finger injuries, including 6 serious injuries.
According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
If the 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 of the arrow, posing an injury hazard to users.”
Ravin Arrow Nocks are white plastic clip-on nocks that are used in arrows for Ravin crossbows. The nocks measure about 0.9″ long.
They were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dicks Sporting Goods and other stores nationwide from October 2016 to November 2017.
The arrow nocks were included as original equipment with Ravin crossbows and Ravin arrows. They were also sold separately.
The recall involves approximately 220,000 nocks that were sold in the United States. In addition, about 3,600 nocks were sold in Canada.
For more information, consumers can contact Ravin Crossbows toll-free at 888-298-6335 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, email at email@example.com or online at www.ravincrossbows.com and click on “Safety and Instructions.”