Notices

WARNING: Voluntary Product Safety Recall for Some Ravin® Clip-On Nocks Used with Ravin® Crossbows (12-11-17)

Ravin® Crossbows is voluntarily recalling white Ravin® clip-on nocks sold for use with Ravin® crossbows. If the nock is not fully clipped to the bowstring, the Ravin® crossbow can fail to discharge when the trigger is pulled and may result in the bow discharging while re-nocking of the arrow. Ravin® has modified the Ravin® clip-on nock to reduce the chance that a user may fail to fully engage the nock with the bowstring. Ravin® requests that customers remove and discard existing white nocks from arrows, and replace them with the new orange Ravin® clip-on nock. This voluntary recall only applies to white Ravin® clip-on nocks and not to any Ravin® crossbows or Ravin® arrows. The CPSC press release can be found at:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Ravin-Crossbows-Recalls-Arrow-Nocks-Due-to-Injury-Hazard

You can obtain the new orange nocks and a nock installation tool for your Ravin® Crossbow free of charge by doing one of the following:

  1. Click here to register your Ravin® crossbow
  2. Email Ravin at nockupdate@ravincrossbows.com
  3. Call Ravin Customer Service at 888-298-6335.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTION MANUAL UPDATE: If the bow fails to discharge when the trigger is pulled, users should move the Safety to the SAFE position, point the bow in a safe direction, uncock the bow without removing the arrow. Once the bow is uncocked, remove the arrow and re-cock and re-load the bow as instructed in the Ravin Instruction Manual. If the Ravin® crossbow still does not discharge, move the Safety to the SAFE position, point the bow in a safe direction, and uncock the bow without removing the arrow.  Do not fire the bow further and contact the Ravin® Customer Service.

Everyone who uses the Ravin® crossbow must read and understand the Ravin® Instruction Manual before crossbow use. As noted in the Instruction Manual, always fully engage the Ravin® clip-on nock with the bowstring. It requires about 5 pounds of force to fully engage a Ravin® clip-on nock with the bowstring, so push firmly. You should hear an audible click. If you are unsure whether the arrow is fully nocked, completely remove the arrow from the bowstring and try again.

To minimize the risk of serious injury or death, it is important for all users and owners to follow these safety precautions:

  • NEVER place any part of your body into the bowstring path.  Always keep your hand forward of the string stops.
  • Use only Ravin® branded arrows with Ravin® clip-on nocks recommended for your Ravin® crossbow.   
  • Verify the safety is in the SAFE position before loading, unloading, or uncocking your crossbow.
  • Carefully hold the arrow with your index and middle fingers and your thumb just behind the broadhead or point.  Never position your hand in front of the arrow tip.
  • Fully engage the Ravin® clip-on nock with the bowstring.

Important Product Safety Reminder (07-28-17)

Your Ravin® crossbow is specifically engineered to work with genuine Ravin-branded arrows and nocks and Ravin-branded strings and cables.  Ravin has determined that the use of non-Ravin arrows and nocks or non-Ravin strings and cables may cause the system to not operate as designed, potentially resulting in an unsafe condition that could lead to serious injury or death. 

Please read and follow the Warnings in your Instruction Manual about not using non-Ravin components or replacement parts. 

To minimize the risk of serious injury or death, it is important for all users and owners to follow these safety precautions:

  • NEVER USE NON-RAVIN BRAND ARROWS OR NOCKS.  Non-Ravin arrows or nocks not accurately designed for use with the Ravin crossbow may not have the same designs, dimensions, tolerances, or materials, potentially interfering with the operation of the anti-dry fire or trigger mechanisms, creating a risk of serious injury or death.  Use only Ravin branded arrows with Ravin clip-on nocks recommended for your Ravin crossbow. 
  • NEVER SHOOT A CROSSBOW WITH A WORN OR DAMAGED BOWSTRING, AND NEVER SHOOT A CROSSBOW WITH A CENTER SERVING THAT HAS SEPARATED.  Firing your Ravin crossbow with worn or damaged strings and cables may interfere with the fit of the nock on the bowstring, causing the trigger and anti-dry fire system to not operate as designed. 
  • NEVER USE NON-RAVIN® STRINGS AND CABLES ON YOUR RAVIN® CROSSBOW.  NEVER RE-SERVE OLD BOWSTRINGS.  Replace strings and cables at least every two years or 400 shots, whichever occurs first, or sooner if wear or damage is visible, or if there is any separation on the serving.  Improperly maintained strings could break and/or cause a dry fire event in the crossbow. 

Everyone who uses the Ravin crossbow must read the Ravin Instruction Manual before crossbow use.  Be sure to follow all instructions and safety precautions in this manual.  Keep manual for future reference by current and future users.