|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2004
Release # 04-071
|BBK's Recall Hotline: (800) 457-6886|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. 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: BBK 10010 Tree Climbers
Importer: BBK Enterprises Inc., of San Antonio, Texas
Hazard: The steel back brace on the tree climber can weaken and fail, posing a serious injury hazard to the user.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The recalled BBK Tree Climbers have a model number of BBK 10010, which can be found on the outside of the box. The climber, which is primarily used by hunters, has a 2-piece climbing stand with a green powder coat finish, a camouflage padded seat and an expanded metal platform. A yellow warning label on the climber has BBK's name, address, and phone number printed on it.
Sold at: Hunting gear retailers and distributors nationwide, including Mattoon Rural King Supply, Johnston Seed, Everharts Sporting Goods and Sportsradein, sold the tree climbers between August 2003 and October 2003 for about $90. The recalled units were also sold on the BBK Enterprises Web site: www.bbkhuntingsystems.com.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these climbers immediately and call BBK or the retail store to return the units and receive reimbursement.
Consumer Contact: Contact BBK at (800) 457-6886 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to their Web site at www.bbkhuntingsystems.com.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800