Easton Technical Products, reputedly the largest manufacturer of carbon composite arrows in the U.S., issued its first recall ever of one of its carbon arrows. At issue is its Axis Arrow. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall.
Easton is recalling the arrows because of the potential hazard that they may shatter when fired hitting unintended targets, including the user or bystanders. The recall covers over 22,000 arrows in the U.S. and Canada. Owners of these arrows are warned to stop using them immediately and contact Easton for a replacement.
At BCCN, we found this recall to be of significance. We are currently engaged in litigation with Easton over one of their carbon arrows shattering and injuring our client. Our client was firing the arrow when it shattered and part of the shaft went through his hand. It produced an injury much like the one seen in the above picture.
We do not think this is an isolated problem and that Easton does not properly warn its arrow customers of this hazard. We suspect that there are many archers and hunters that have sustained similar injuries from Easton’s defective arrows.