CPSC, API Outdoors Announce Recall of Hunting Treestands and Treeseats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued September 11, 2000, Revised April 28, 2004
Release # 00-179
Company Phone Number: (800) 228-4846
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052

Note: Phone Number Change.

CPSC, API Outdoors Announce Recall of Hunting Treestands and Treeseats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), API Outdoors, a division of Outland Sports Inc., of Tallulah, La., is voluntarily recalling 54,000 treestands and treeseats used by hunters. The seat of these devices can collapse, causing the consumer to fall to the ground and suffer injury.

CPSC and API Outdoors are not aware of any injuries or incidents involving these products. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The treestands included in this recall are the Alum-I-Lok with model number AL50, Alum-I-Lok Original with model number AL100, Alum-I-Lok Magnum with model number AL100M, Pro-Lock with model number AL050P and Pro-Lock Magnum with model number AL100MR. A yellow and black label with the product name and model number, along with the API Outdoors logo and toll-free number is located on the treestand platform. These treestands have non-slip safety straps and a safety belt. The Bobcat Treeseat with model number AL910 also is part of this recall. A label on the attachment belt below the seat reads, "The Alum-I-Lite Bobcat Treeseat, Model AL-910." The seats with the treestands and treeseats are covered with camouflage fabric.

Hunting supply stores and catalogs nationwide sold the treestands and treeseats from January 1999 through August 2000. Prices for the treestands were between $60 and $90, and prices for the treeseats were between $30 and $40.

Consumers should stop using the recalled treestands and treeseats immediately, and contact API Outdoors for a free repair. Call API Outdoors toll-free at (800) 228-4846, or write to API Outdoors, 602 Kimbrough Dr., Tallulah, LA 71282.

Treestand and Treeseat

Treestand and Treeseat