|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2001
Release # 01-229
|Treestand Recall Hotline: (888) 878-0440
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, Hunter's View Ltd. Announce Recall of Hunting Treestands
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hunter's View Ltd., of Peoria, Ill., is voluntarily Recalling about 30,000 treestands used by hunters. The cables on these stands can break, causing the treestand to fall to the ground, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Hunter's View has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The recalled treestands weigh between 16 and 22 lbs., are made of Aluminum and steel, and have a platform and padded seat cushion. The stands are attached to a tree and provide hunters with an elevated view of potential game. The models involved in the recall are the HVTS-100 Wildcat, HVTS-101 Wildcat with camo seat, HVTS-102 Wildcat Comfort Zone, HVTS-104 Wildcat Swivel Seat, HVTS-300 Big Daddy, HVTS-302 Big Daddy Comfort Zone, HVTS-400 Big Horn Ram, HVTS-402 Hoot Owl, HVTS-500 Timber Ghost, HVATS-3000 Big Daddy Lite, and HVATS-4020 Comfort Zone Swivel Seat. A yellow label on the treestand reads, "Hunter's View Ltd., 1-888-878-0440."
Hunting and sporting goods stores and catalogs nationwide, sold the treestands from March 2001 through August 2001 for between $50 and $150.
Consumers should stop using the treestands immediately and contact Hunter's View for a free repair. Consumer should call Hunter's View toll-free at (888) 878-0440 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Consumers also can write to the company at Hunter's View Ltd., 1621 W. Chanute Rd., Peoria, IL 61615.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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