Recalls announced on crossbow, food processor, pajamas

Recalls have been announced for several consumer products that pose a risk to users.

TAC Crossbows

The TAC Elite Crossbow (pictured above), Ordnance, and Enigma crossbows can fire an arrow without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders. The crossbow has split limbs made of fiberglass. Cam pulleys are mounted between the upper and lower halves of both limbs. "PSE Archery" is printed on the outer side of the upper and lower halves of both limbs. It has an aluminum rail/barrel, a pistol grip and an M-4 carbine style adjustable stock that allows the crossbow length to be extended from 41.5 inches to 45 inches. The PSE logo and the model name are on an emblem mounted above the trigger housing on the left side of the crossbow. The crossbow comes with a bipod, a scope and three arrows.

TAC Elite crossbows with serial numbers 2097056 through 2134901 are being recalled. TAC Elite crossbows with serial numbers 2121938 through 2133384 are being recalled. Serial numbers for the TAC Elite and TAC Ordnance are engraved directly above the hand grip. All Enigma crossbows are being recalled.

Consumers should stop using the recalled crossbows immediately and return them to Precision Shooting Equipment for a free repair.

Hamilton Beach bébé brand baby food maker

Use of the slicing/shredding disc with the motor shaft adapter can cause the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid to loosen and fall into processed food.

This recall involves bébé brand baby food makers manufactured by Hamilton Beach. The baby food maker is a small food processor. It has a white and gray motor base with an orange control knob, a clear plastic, five-cup food bowl and a gray-colored food bowl lid with a built-in food chute. "Hamilton Beach" and "bébé" are on the front of the motor base. The food maker comes with the following accessories: a chopping and mixing blade, a slicing and shredding disc, a removable motor shaft adapter, a food pusher, a three-cup steaming basket, 10 storage containers and two storage container caddies.

Hamilton Beach has received four reports of the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid becoming loose, including three in which the pin fell into processed food. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

Consumers should immediately stop using the slicing/shredding disc and contact Hamilton Beach to receive a free replacement food bowl lid, motor shaft adapter and slicing/shredding disc. Consumers may continue to use the baby food maker for steaming, chopping and pureeing.

The items affected were available at Buy Buy Baby stores nationwide, through specialty distributor Victor Co. Inc. and online at, and from September 2013 through February 2014 for about $90.

Empress Children's Pajamas

The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

This recall involves Empress Arts 100 percent cotton children's two-piece pajamas sets, sold in boys and girls sizes 12 mos. to toddler size 4. The pajama sets were sold in four styles: Blue Dot, Blue Stripe, Pink Dot and Pink Floral. "Empress Arts" is on a label at the back of the neck of the tops and the center back of the waist on the bottoms which have an elastic waistband and drawstring.

Consumers should take the pajamas away from children and return them to Empress Arts for a $36 online credit at plus free shipping. 

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