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May 28, 2014

Consumer Safety lists recalls

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued recall notices for Precision Shooting Recalls Crossbows and Empress Arts Children’s Pajamas.

Precision Shooting Recalls Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard; Can Fire Unexpectedly.  Recall Date: May 27, 2014. Recall Number:  14-191. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

These  crossbows can fire an arrow without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders. The remedy is a repair.

Consumer Contact:  Precision Shooting Equipment at (800) 477-7789 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.pse-archery.com, then select Support and click on “PSE 2013 TAC & Enigma Recall Information” for more information.

This recall involves about 2800 Precision Shooting Equipment’s TAC Elite, TAC Ordnance and Enigma crossbows. The TAC Elite Crossbow is black with a 22-inch wide bow. The crossbow has split limbs made of fiberglass. Cam pulleys are mounted between the upper and lower halves of both limbs. “PSE Archery” is printed on the outer side of the upper and lower halves of both limbs. It has an aluminum rail/barrel, a pistol grip and an M-4 carbine style adjustable stock that allows the crossbow length to be extended from 41.5 inches to 45 inches. The PSE logo and the model name are on an emblem mounted above the trigger housing on the left side of the crossbow. The crossbow comes with a bipod, a scope and three arrows. TAC Elite crossbows with serial numbers 2097056 through 2134901 are being recalled.

The TAC Ordnance Crossbow is black with a 22-inch wide bow. The crossbow has split limbs made of fiberglass. Cam pulleys are mounted between the upper and lower halves of both limbs. “PSE Archery” is printed on the outer side of the upper and lower halves of both limbs. It is 34.75 inches long with aluminum rails and does not have a trigger housing or a stock. The PSE logo and the model name are on an emblem mounted near the rear of the left side of the crossbow. The crossbow comes with a bipod, a scope and three arrows. TAC Elite crossbows with serial numbers 2121938 through 2133384 are being recalled.

Serial numbers for the TAC Elite and TAC Ordnance are engraved directly above the hand grip.

The Enigma crossbow is camouflage colored. It has a 20-inch wide bow with a black stirrup attached to the front. The crossbow has split limbs made of fiberglass. Cam pulleys are mounted between the upper and lower halves of both limbs. It has aluminum rails, a pistol grip and a rifle style stock with an adjustable butt plate that allows the crossbow length to be extended from 40.5 inches to 44.75 inches. The PSE logo and the model name are on an emblem mounted above the trigger housing on the left side of the crossbow. The crossbow comes with a scope, a side-mounted quiver, a sling and a cocking rope. All Enigma crossbows are being recalled.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled crossbows immediately and return them to Precision Shooting Equipment for a free repair

These items are sold at Precision Shooting Equipment authorized dealers including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Kinsey’s Archery and Pape’s Inc. nationwide, online at PSE-archery.com and in catalogs from June 2013 through November 2013 for between $600 and $1,500.

The Importer is Precision Shooting Equipment Inc., of Tucson, AZ and the item is manufacturer in the  United States and China.

pjsChildren’s Pajamas Recalled by Empress Arts Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The recall date is May 27, 2014 and the recall number is 14-192.

The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Refunds will be issued for recalled products.

Consumer Contact: Empress Arts toll-free at (844) 295-8181 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT daily or online at www.empressarts.com then click on “Product Recall” for more information.

This recall involves 1400 Empress Arts 100 percent cotton children’s two-piece pajamas sets, sold in boys and girls sizes 12 mos. to toddler size 4. The pajama sets were sold in four styles: Blue Dot, Blue Stripe, Pink Dot and Pink Floral. “Empress Arts” is on a label at the back of the neck of the tops and the center back of the waist on the bottoms which have an elastic waistband and drawstring.  Consumers should take the pajamas away from children and return them to Empress Arts for a $36 online credit at www.empressarts.com plus free shipping.

The product was sold at children’s boutiques nationwide and online at www.empressarts.com from December 2012 to April 2014 for about $36.

The manufacturer is Empress Arts Ltd. of Valencia,CA, and the product was manufactured in China.

 



About the Author

Christine Anne Piesyk
Christine Anne Piesyk brings over 40 years of experience to the pages of Business Clarksville; she has edited news, opinion, politics, business, arts/leisure, food, lifestyle, education and travel pages in both daily and weekly newspapers. Now retired, she words as an editorial consultant, and remains an editorial consultant to Business & Heritage Clarksville. " At 18, she began working with film and theatre critic Sam Hoffman, and at 27 launched The Entertainment Review as a radio medium with Jesse Garon. As a film/arts critic, she co-produced the Review for 25 years in both print and radio. The number of films she has, seen, studied or reviewed number in the thousands. "Lifelong education and a career in media have afforded me extraordinary opportunities," Piesyk said. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in individualized studies from Goddard College.




 
 

 
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