Note: Company out of business. Please destroy or discard this product.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2004
Release # 04-530
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tree Stands for Hunters
Manufacturer: Ol' Man Treestands, of Hattiesburg, Miss., a division of L & L Enterprises, Inc.
Hazard: A serrated blade that supports the stand on a tree can bend, posing the risk of falls and serious injuries to hunters.
Incidents/Injuries: Ol' Man Treestands has received five reports of serrated blades bending, but no reports of injuries.
Description: The climbing tree stands included in this recall are the Original Ol' Man Double X with model number OMDX-MO, Grand Ol' Man Double X with model number GOMDX-MO, Multi-Vision with model number MV- MO, and Grand Multi-Vision with Model number GMV-MO. All units have Warning labels affixed to the stands varying in weight capacities of 250 lbs to 350 lbs. The bottom platform of each tree stand has a lot number stamped on the serrated blades that would indicate when it was produced. Only tree stands having the number 1903 or 2103 stamped on the blades of the stand bottom are included in the recall. The stands have a mesh net seat and are painted green.
Sold At: Hunting supply stores, Web sites and catalogs nationwide from June 2003 through November 2003 for between $160 and $270.
Manufactured In: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these treestands with 1903 and 2103 stamping on the blades immediately, and discard or destroy the product. As the company is out of business, a remedy is no longer available.
Consumer Contact: The company is out of business and cannot be contacted.
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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