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Crossbow Recalled for Randomly Firing at People

Image: USCPSC
Image: USCPSC

Take a hard look at your crossbow collection, people. You could have a death machine sitting in there, ready to fire off at any moment.

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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) today announced a recall of the Carbon Express Blade, both black and camouflage models, because the weapon can fire unexpectedly when the safety is engaged. The defect poses a serious threat to bystanders and anyone using the product.

The weapon can be identified because it has the word “Blade” emblazoned on the sides—which is pretty hard to miss if you take a close look at rails on this thing. And if you’re wondering how serious the threat is, this crossbow weighs about 6.5 pounds, shoots 320fps, and has a 13-inch power stroke—so yeah, it’s pretty fucking deadly.

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To keep tabs on all the USCPSC’s recalled products, check out the agency’s Twitter page. It could save your life.

Technology editor at Gizmodo.

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Crossbows don’t shoot people, people shoot people. ... And recalled crossbows I suppose.