November 18, 2010
The arrow manufacturer Beman, of Salt Lake City, UT, has issued a recall for Beman Bone Collector Arrows because the arrow shaft can break when launched, potentially hitting unintended targets and bystanders.
According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release, the manufacturer received an incident report involving two defective arrows.
Beman has conducted an investigation, discovering that the structural integrity of these arrows “may have been compromised.”
Affected by the recall are 11,300 Beman Bone Collector Arrows size 340 and 400 with lot numbers 107545100, 107747900 and 107545200. The arrows are black and green in color, made of a carbon composite material and sold without tips. Consumers can identify these arrows by the words "Beman," "Bone Collector," "340" or "400" and the lot number printed on the arrows.
Sporting goods stores across the United States sold the Beman Bone Collector Arrows from August 2010 through September 2010 for about $70 per half dozen.
CONSUMERS SHOULD STOP USING THESE ARROWS IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT BEMAN TOLL-FREE AT (888) 380-6234. BEMAN IS OFFERING TO REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE ARROWS FREE OF CHARGE.
The Beman website urges caution when using any carbon arrows for hunting because unlike aluminum arrows, carbon arrows tend to “shatter with the resulting creation of many sharp, splinter-like fragments” when they break, that can be harmful to humans and wildlife if ingested.
Regardless of the type, material or brand of arrow a hunter prefers to use for hunting, to prevent injury hunters must inspect each arrow for damage before each shot and follow tips for arrow safety.