Barnett Outdoors Recalls Slingshots Due to Risk of Injury

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 9, 2015

  • Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot
    Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Sports and hunting slingshots

Hazard:  The slingshot’s wrist strap can slip off the wrist brace when the slingshot’s pouch is pulled back which can result in the body of the slingshot snapping back and striking the user.

Consumer Contact:  Barnett Outdoors at (800) 234-4907, extension 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on BLACK WIDOW RECALL for more information.

Recall Details

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Units:  About 88,000 (in addition, 16,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:  This recall involves Barnett Outdoors Black Widow slingshots. The recalled slingshot is about 6 inches tall. It has a black plastic handgrip with red linear rubber studs on the palm side, a silver metal fork and silver metal folding wrist brace. The folding wrist brace has a black, soft plastic wrist strap. The wrist strap on recalled slingshots does not have an X where the ends of the wrist strap slide onto the wrist brace. The slingshot was sold with translucent beige tubular rubber bands with a gray suede pouch attached.

Incidents/Injuries:  Barnetthas received two reports of the wriststrapslippingoffandthebodyofthe slingstrikingthe users in the face, with one consumer receiving bruises and the other suffering facial fractures.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slingshots and contact Barnett to receive a free replacement wrist strap.

Sold at:  A.C. Kerman, Archery Range, Archery Shoppe, Big Rock Sporting Goods, Bow Hunters Supply Store, Campco, Dicks Sporting Goods, Dunham’s, Florida Hardware Co., Great Lakes Marine Products, Gun World & Sporting Goods, Paducah Shooters Supply, Slingshots USA, Walmart and other archery, shooting and sports stores nationwide and online at and from July 2014 to May 2015 for about $10.

Importer(s):  BarnettOutdoorsLLC, ofTarponSprings, Fla.

Manufactured in:  Hong Kong

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