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Hunter allegedly injured by recalled crossbow files suit against TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

Federal Court

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 4, 2019


Pittsburgh federal court

PITTSBURGH – An Evans City couple are suing a hunting supplies company alleging that a crossbow misfired.

Richard Ambrose and Leann Ambrose filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Hunter's Manufacturing Co. Inc., doing business as TenPoint Crossbow Technologies and Wicked Ridge Crossbows, alleging strict liability and other counts.

According to the complaint, Richard Ambrose purchased one of the defendant's Wicked Ridge Invader TenPoint crossbows in December 2014, and the model of crossbow he purchased was recalled by the defendant in May 2015 because of a defect that could cause the safety on the crossbow to fail after being re-engaged.

The suit states the plaintiff was using the crossbow on Nov. 4, 2017, when the crossbow misfired and caused the bowstring to fly forward, causing the plaintiff to sustain serious injuries. The plaintiff alleges he was not aware of the recall and of the defect.

The plaintiffs allege the defendant breached its duties by selling a defective crossbow.

The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by Daniel S. Schiffman of Schiffman Firm LLC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:19-CV-01054

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