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    Recall for Stryker Crossbows

    *IN CANADA. I am new to this forum. But I now see that a lot of people are having limb problems with their Stryker x-bows. I called my dealer and he said that there is a pretty big RECALL on these bows here in Canada. Cracked limbs and broken strings. Is anyone else in Canada having this issue too?



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    I love these people that really think we believe their post after looking at their Join Date and post counts of 2, Give it a F@$king rest already people. Quit polluting the minds of others with your sad, pathetic lives...
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    Maybe the guy has been misinformed and is just looking for answers?

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    Sadly if bowteck bows weren't blowing up like the fourth of July nobody would be talking about them. They have quite a long history of problems spanning a long period of time. Just calm down and expect to have problems when you buy from a company that has to come out with a new model every year to make a sale, and have a back up handy something trustworthy like a Barnett

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    Hey Guys - Let's give him a chance to explain what's going on in his area. Product Liability Laws and Regulations are different in Canada than in the States. There may be more going on than we are aware of. If he's legit and can tell us more, then we all can learn from it. If he's not, it will be pretty easy to see through it.

    tmapleleaf, tell us what you know.

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    Over the years, Barnett has been notorious for limb failures with less than admirable CS. Im not shure I understand the trustworthy comment.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lower forty boy View Post
    Sadly if bowteck bows weren't blowing up like the fourth of July nobody would be talking about them. They have quite a long history of problems spanning a long period of time. Just calm down and expect to have problems when you buy from a company that has to come out with a new model every year to make a sale, and have a back up handy something trustworthy like a Barnett

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    tmapleleaf,
    Here in the US there have been no recalls to date. It is a We'll fix it...if and when it breaks. The limb failure's are approximately 10% but may go higher, no one really knows. If there is a problem we have been instructed to take the bow to an authorized dealer to get the problem resolved. This problem has become a "touchy" subject for alot of people as you can get from the above post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-finder View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower forty boy View Post
    Sadly if bowteck bows weren't blowing up like the fourth of July nobody would be talking about them. They have quite a long history of problems spanning a long period of time. Just calm down and expect to have problems when you buy from a company that has to come out with a new model every year to make a sale, and have a back up handy something trustworthy like a
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmapleleaf View Post
    *IN CANADA. I am new to this forum. But I now see that a lot of people are having limb problems with their Stryker x-bows. I called my dealer and he said that there is a pretty big RECALL on these bows here in Canada. Cracked limbs and broken strings. Is anyone else in Canada having this issue too?
    Welcome ... you walked into a hornet's nest of controversy and anger over the Bowtech Strykezone failures. So, don't judge too harshly the emotional responses your question may trigger. Stick around and add your knowledge & expertise to the forum. If you do happen to be fishing, let the boys run with your bait a while before you set the hook. LOL
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    I am beginning to think I'm the stupid fish that hooked himself! lol

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    byronchilds,

    I am new to this form yes, but I joined to be able to get answers. I heard this is a great forum. I wanted to hear if there were similar problems in the states.

    There are not many "dealers" here but more folks who get x-bows from distributors. I was told that stryker is recalling the SZ crossbows because of limbs and strings breaking.

    Thank you everyone else who was willing to help answer my question. JEESH.

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    tmapleleaf,
    this thread should answer your question as well as possible. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1584591

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    "2) There is no recall. Bowtech is standing behind their policy of replacing limbs as they fail rather than a general recall."

    I think someone from Stryker needs to clarify if this is just in the US. From what I was told in Canada, it is an official "recall".

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    Call North Sylva

    In Canada North Sylva in Toronto is the distributor of Bowtech product, George heads up the archery department. He is also responsible for Bowtech warranty in Canada call them and see 416-242-4867
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmapleleaf View Post
    "2) There is no recall. Bowtech is standing behind their policy of replacing limbs as they fail rather than a general recall."

    I think someone from Stryker needs to clarify if this is just in the US. From what I was told in Canada, it is an official "recall".
    My advice ... stay away from the bow. Even if you love the upside, hold off at least for this year. Do a "search;" there have been dozens of Strykezone threads explaining everything.
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    Canada is serviced by one major distributor. Most every dealer buys from them and re-sells to consumers. The distributor from what I understand is working with Bowtech to get Canadian bow issues solved (I know of no string issues at all ) but I do not know if they are shipping complete bows back to Bowtech for repair or doing limb swaps inhouse (which would be a smarter idea), but again, as far as I know it is not a "recall" but more likely an assumption by dealers rather than an actually policy decision by Bowtech. Again, from what I know, Canada has had no more precentage of failures than the US but since it all comes thru one dealer it probably looks pretty overwhelming...

    There are alot more great performing bowtechs out there than ones with problems so the above "advice" is a personal opinion and should be taken as an "opinion" only. There is nothing else out there that can compare to this bow for features and price. If you choose to hold off that is a personal decision but if it is the right bow for you then I would say buy it

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