Rifle Crossbows Recalled, May Discharge Unexpectedly

About 300 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Eagle 5 Rifle Crossbows, distributed by Master Cutlery, of Secaucus, New Jersey, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The trigger mechanism on the Eagle 5 Rifle Crossbows becomes loose after 30 shots. When the safety mechanism is moved to the fire position, the crossbow will automatically discharge on its own. To date, said the CPSC, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

The recalled Eagle 5 Rifle Crossbow is black fiberglass and metal and has a 120-pound draw. “Cross Bow” and “Eagle 5” are printed on the crossbow. The Eagle 5 Rifle Crossbows, which were manufactured in Taiwan, were sold on the Web at www.fingerhut.com from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $100.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Eagle 5 Rifle Crossbows and contact Master Cutlery for a free replacement trigger installation. Consumers who purchased the recalled crossbow are being contacted directly. Master Cutlery can be reached, toll-free, at 1-888-271-7229, extension 138 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; at the firm’s Web site at www.mastercutlery.com; or by email at at retailsales@mastercutlery.com.

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