Treestands Recalled by Gander Mountain Company Due to Fall Hazard

The clasp may open unexpectedly if the strap is fastened incorrectly, causing the treestand and user to fall to the ground.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2009
Release # 10-036
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 542-6337
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Treestands Recalled by Gander Mountain Company Due to Fall Hazard

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: Hang-On Fixed Position Treestands

Units: About 13,000

Importer: Gander Mountain Company, of St. Paul, Minn.

Manufacturer: StrongBuilt, of Waterproof, La.

Hazard: The clasp may open unexpectedly if the strap is fastened incorrectly, causing the treestand and user to fall to the ground.

Incidents/Injuries: Gander Mountain has received two reports of consumers falling while using the treestands: one sustained unspecified injuries and a second person sustained a broken pelvis and broken arm.

Description: Gander Mountain is recalling the 2008 model GMT101 and 2008 model GMT103 Hang-On Fixed Position Treestands. The recalled treestands have wire mesh on the base of the platform to the top of the footrest and a Gander Mountain logo on the front of the seat. In addition, the seat has a camouflage pattern that is branded “AP” and “REALTREE”. Model GMT101 has “Steel Hang-On With Foot Rest” printed in large bold print on the exterior of the box and the GMT103 has “Large Steel Hang-On With Foot Rest” printed on the exterior of the box. This recall does not affect the 2009 year models GMT101 and GMT103 Hang-On Fixed Position Treestands manufactured by Rivers Edge.

Sold at: The treestands were sold only at Gander Mountain stores from July 2008 until July 2009. The GMT101 was sold for about $60 and the GMT103 was sold for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled treestands and return them to Gander Mountain for a refund, exchange for a 2009 model or a store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gander Mountain at (888)-542-6337 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m and Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gandermountain.com

Picture of Recalled Treestand

Picture of Recalled Large steel hang-on with foot rest Treestand box

Picture of Recalled steel hang-on with foot rest Treestand box