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BowTech Warns of Possible Defect on 2008 General Compound Bow

From BowTech

-- BowTech publicizes this notice as a service to BowTech customers and potential BowTech customers. We have determined a potential defect relating to the limb integrity on certain 2008 General bows produced between October 2007 and July 17, 2008.

Consumer safety has and continues to be BowTech's primary concern, and while the incidents of failure are small, our integrity will not be compromised over business issues.

The reason for this recall: The affected limbs on 60- and 70-pound 2008 General bows may have been incorrectly machined, resulting in possible limb separation through the center of the axle hole. Should this happen, the affected limbs could cause the cam and axle to pull free from the limb causing major failure and the risk of personal injury to the operator and/or bystanders. Although the combined failure rate is less than 1 percent, we view it unacceptable and have implemented corrective action.

Corrective action BowTech has implemented: To correct this possible defect, BowTech has initiated a Factory Modification Campaign. All General bows purchased within the affected date range must be inspected by an authorized BowTech dealer to identify the affected bows. All General limbs built before July 17, 2008  will be replaced with new limbs featuring an Enforcement Collet System correcting the potential limb failure problem.

This Enforcement Collet System was implemented only after extensive testing and documentation of over 40,000 mechanical shots, on several bows without failure, validating its durability and performance.

What you should know: You should not draw or attempt to fire your 2008 General until this important inspection, and if necessary, modification is performed by an authorized BowTech dealer. If you are not the original owner of your 2008 General, and are unsure if the inspection/modification has been completed, contact any authorized BowTech dealer for inspection. Any authorized BowTech dealer can perform the inspection and modification.

For the name and location of a dealer near you call 877-447-0293 or visit the dealer locator section at

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