CPSC, Hunter's View Announce Recall of Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2005
Release #05-147
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 878-0440
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Hunter's View Announce Recall of Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands

Important Note: There is an update to this recall, which can be found by clicking here

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: Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands

Units: About 500,000

Manufacturer: Hunter's View, of Peoria, Ill.

Hazard: The harnesses could fail during use, resulting in consumers falling from tree stands and suffering serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: These 2004 model year Fall Arrest Systems (harnesses) have model number 3333 and Model Year 2004 written on a white label attached to the harness or the tree strap. They were included with every Hunters View and every Comfort Zone brand tree stand sold under the following names and model numbers:

Product NameModel NumberProduct NameModel NumberProduct NameModel Number
Eagle ATC-4000 12' Buddy XL LS-425 Condor TC-500
Condor Lite ATC-5500 15' Cougar LS-500 Silver Condor TC-560
Silver Condor Lite ATC-5600 Cougar Magnum LS-508 Stealth TCD-500
Silver Hawk Lite ATC-6000 16' Whitetail LS-510 Hawk TCW-400
Trophy Hunter Lite ATCD-5600 16' Silver Puma LS-555 Wildcat TS-105
Silver Condor Lite ATCW-5600 16' Lynx LS-575 Bobcat TS-111
Wildcat CS Lite ATS-1050 15' Buddy Stand LSA-403 Mountain Cat TS-120
Panther Lite HVATS-2000 15' Buddy Stand LSD-402 Panther HVTS-200
Timber Cat Lite ATS-2150 15' Magnum Buddy Stand LSD-425 Razorback TS-350
Big Horn Ram Lite ATS-4100 15' Steel Ladder Stand LSD-500 Hunter TS-355
Silver Daddy ATS-4650 15' Deluxe Ladder Stand LSD-502 Silver Hunter TS-365
Monster Mag Lite ATSD-4100 15' Dual Season Hunter LSD-525 Bighorn Ram TS-400
Full Body Fall Arrest System FAS-3000 15' Condo LSD-602 Big Daddy TS-465
16' Black Bear LS-213 12' Buddy Stand LSW-400 Magnum TSD-102
12' Buddy Stand LS-400 Prairie Falcon TC-120 Razorback TSW-350
15' Buddy Stand LS-403 Hawk TC-400    

Sold by: Hunting and sporting good stores nationwide beginning in January 2004 for between $100 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these harnesses immediately and contact Hunters View to receive a free replacement harness.

Consumer Contact: Call Hunter's View at (888) 878-0440 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at www.huntersview.com

Picture of Recalled Tree Stand