Summit Treestands Recalls Hunters' Tree Stands Due to Fall Hazard


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gfanikf
October 23, 2012, 12:18 PM
Due to Fall Hazard
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13015.html

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Crush Series: Perch, Stoop and Ledge Treestands for hunters

Units: About 2,900

Manufacturer: Summit Treestands, LLC, of Decatur, Ala.

Hazard: The tree stand's hanging strap assembly could dislodge from the tree stand or fail to restrain or hold properly on the tree, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled hunters' tree stands have the following names and item numbers: Crush Series Perch, number 82069; Crush Series Stoop, number 82070; and Crush Series Ledge number 82071. The tree stands include the main stand platform and seat with a green cinch strap and a tan tree stand hanging strap assembly, which consists of one nylon strap with a hook and an adjustment portion with a metal buckle and a matching nylon tab and a hook. This hanging strap assembly has the recalled item numbers printed on the safety label attached near the buckle.

Sold at: Hunting stores and in catalogs such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas and others nationwide from July 2012 through August 2012 for between $70 to $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tree stands and contact Summit Treestands to receive a free replacement hanging strap assembly.

Consumer Contact: Summit Treestands, LLC, toll free at (855)375-9808, anytime or website www.summitstands.com click on the Recall icon for more information.
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Treestand Ledge, side view
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Treestand strap assembly
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Warning Label

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WardenWolf
October 23, 2012, 11:57 PM
That design is just asking for trouble with those J-hooks. I wonder what they were thinking. That aspect could have been made safe if they had just used a snap hook or a carabiner instead to prevent it from slipping off.

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