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Mission Archery Recalls Crossbows: Injury Risk Due to Unexpected Firings

Jun 4, 2014

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Mission Archery has recalled its MXB crossbows because the crossbow can fire an arrow unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders.

This recall covers Mission Archery crossbows that have the automatic safety located behind the trigger at rear of scope mount: models MXB 320, MXB Dagger, MXB 400 and MXB 360; and serial numbers ranging from XB04879 to XB16555, according to the CPSC. The crossbows were sold in black, lost camo AT (a three-color camouflage pattern with light brown, dark brown, dark green), white camo, and pink camo pattern. The crossbows measure between 29 and 35 inches long and were available individually or in a package that included a black scope, quiver, three bolts and a rope cocking aid. Mission by Mathews is engraved on the left rear side of the crossbow’s rail. The serial number is on the underside of the rail directly behind the safety. Mission and the model name are printed on each limb.

The recalled crossbows were sold at archery and hunting sporting goods stores nationwide from May 2013 through April 2014, priced between $600 and $1,300.

Mission Archery has received three reports of the crossbow firing unexpectedly, but to date, no reports of injuries. The CPSC says consumers should stop using the recalled crossbows and return them to a Mission Archery authorized dealer for a free repair, or contact Mission Archery to return the product directly to Mission for repair. Contact Mission Archery toll-free at 844.334.8991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at

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