From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: “The General” Compound Bows
Units: About 8,000
Manufacturer: BowTech Archery, of Eugene, Ore.
Hazard: The ends of the bow’s limbs can unexpectedly break during use and send fragments of the bow in the direction of the user or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 255 reports of the bow’s limbs breaking, including 11 reports of lacerations, abrasions, or contusions when pieces from the breaking bow struck the user. . . .
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bows and contact their dealer to schedule a free repair.