As of today going in to 2023 hunting season there was no recalls ragarging Ravin crossbows or other Ravin products.
There was one a few years back, a recall for its white arrow nocks after multiple reports of finger injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states that there have been many reported cases of finger injuries, including over 20 serious injuries, related to nocking or re-nocking the white nocks. Additionally, since the initial recall announcement, 28 new finger injuries have been reported.
Approximately 220,000 of these nocks were sold between October 2016 and November 2017 at various retailers, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, and others nationwide. They were available both as separate purchases, priced between $8 and $15 for a package of 12, and as original equipment with Ravin crossbows, and Ravin arrows.
The white plastic clip-on nocks were included with Ravin R9 and R15 crossbows, as well as Ravin arrows. The concern arises from the potential for incomplete engagement of the nock with the bowstring, which can cause the crossbow to fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled. There is a risk of the bow discharging unexpectedly while re-nocking the arrow, posing an injury hazard to users.
Owners of these arrow nocks are advised to stop using them immediately and contact Ravin Crossbows for a free replacement. Ensuring user safety is of utmost importance, and this recall aims to prevent any further finger injuries associated with these white arrow nocks.
Are Ravin Crossbows Safe?
They undergo extensive testing and adhere to stringent quality control measures to ensure that Ravin Crossbow is reliable and safe. It's important to remember that crossbows, like any other piece of equipment, must be used responsibly and following proper safety guidelines.
Here are some tips for you
Read the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines provided in the owner's manual. It is important to know the specific features, operation, and maintenance requirements of your Ravin Crossbow model. Send us a message if you have a questions.
Always handle your crossbow with care, keeping your fingers away from the trigger until ready to shoot. Treat the crossbow as if it were loaded at all times.
I think the best is to use arrows recommended by Ravin Crossbows. Using improper or damaged arrows can compromise safety and performance.
Regularly inspect the strings, cables, and other components of your Ravin Crossbow for signs of wear, damage, or fraying. Replace any worn or damaged parts promptly.
Cocking and uncocking your crossbow, using any provided cocking aids or if it is automatic mechanism make sure you know how to. Be cautious and avoid placing your hands or fingers in the string path.
When not in use, best thing is to store your Ravin Crossbow securely and out of reach, especially children. And last take a good care of your crossbow. Perform regular maintenance to ensure it remains in optimal condition. If you encounter any issues or concerns, contact Hunting Giant or Ravin Crossbows for or assistance.
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