Note: This recall has been reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 878-0440
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 Name||Model Number||Product Name||Model Number||Product Name||Model 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
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