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Sports and hunting slingshots

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. [Source]

Sports and hunting slingshots
Barnett Outdoors Recalls Slingshots Due to Risk of Injury

Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot

About 88,000 (in addition, 16,000 were sold in Canada) units were affected by this recall.

Sports and hunting slingshots Recall Information

Country of OriginHong Kong
Recall Date07/08/2015
Recall ID6433
Recall Number15176
Product TypeSlingshots
HazardThe 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.
InjuriesBarnett has received two reports of the wrist strap slipping off and the body of the sling striking the users in the face, with one consumer receiving bruises and the other suffering facial fractures.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled slingshots and contact Barnett to receive a free replacement wrist strap.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactBarnett Outdoors at (800) 237-4507, 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.
Last Updated07/13/2015
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