Bohning Recalls Hunting Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard; Can Fire Unexpectedly

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 12, 2013

Recall number: 13-724

Recall Summary
Name of product:

Middleton Siege Crossbows

The crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism appears to be on and the trigger is pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders. In addition, the crossbow limbs can crack or break under normal use.


Consumer Contact:

The Bohning Company, Ltd., at (800) 253-0136, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at Bohning Archery | Your Archery Equipment Source and click Product Recall for more information.

Details: About 150 units


This recall involves "The Siege" hunting crossbows with model numbers 315, 330, 355 and 375. "The Siege" and the model numbers are printed in large lettering directly above the trigger mechanism. "Bohning/Middleton Crossbow," "Patent pending" and serial number are engraved on opposite sides of the rear barrel of each crossbow. The serial number, 12-XXX, is unique for each crossbow. The crossbows measure 36 to 39 inches in length, are camouflage/black in color and have a scope mounted on the top. The crossbows were sold with a scope, arrow quiver, quiver brackets, cocking aid and a string changer.