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Consumer product recall

Barnett Outdoors LLC recalls Black Widow Slingshot Wrist Strap

Starting date:
July 8, 2015
Posting date:
July 8, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Barnett Outdoors LLC.

Affected products

Black Widow Slingshot

Product description

This recall involves Barnett Outdoors' Black Widow Slingshot with model number 17018. The slingshot is black and silver in colour with a pouch made of grey suede connected by yellow rubber tubular bands. It measures approximately 15.25 centimeters (6 inches) in length.

Hazard identified

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 to snap back and strike the user, posing a risk of injury.

Neither Health Canada nor Barnett Outdoors has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

In the United States, Barnett Outdoors has received two consumer injury reports which resulted in facial injuries, such as a black eye and facial contusion.

Number sold

Approximately 16,059 of the recalled slingshots were sold in Canada, and approximately 88,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2014 to May 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Wa Cheong Plastics Factory, Ltd.
Hong Kong
Barnett Outdoors, LLC
Tarpon Springs

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected product and contact the company for a replacement wrist strap.

For more information, consumers may contact Barnett Outdoors, LLC toll-free at 1-800-234-4907, ext. 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Consumers may also visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.