|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 374-7837
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: Ameristep Hang-on Treestands.
Units: About 480.
Manufacturer: Tahsin Industrial Corp. USA, of Randolph, N.J.
Hazard: The treestand's bracket can bend if not secured properly by a chain and if weight is applied. This can cause the chain to disengage from the stand, the stand to separate from the tree and the user to fall and suffer serious injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Tahsin received one report in which a person fell from an unknown elevation while using the treestand.
Description: The recalled treestand is the Ameristep Model 9203 Hang-on of the Grizzly Treestand Line. The product is a steel fixed-position treestand that uses a steel chain for attachment to trees and has a camouflage-covered seat.
Sold At: Kame's Sports Center, Kentucky Lake Outdoors, Sportsmen Center, and North Sylva Company stores nationwide from July 2004 through June 2005 for between $36 and $50.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the treestand immediately and contact Ameristep Customer Service or any of the retailers to receive information on properly setting up the unit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Ameristep Customer Service Department at (800) 374-7837 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.tahsinusa.com or www.ameristep.com to print out supplemental instructions.
Firm's Media Contacts: Jeremy Lees at (800) 722-7345, ext. 114; Michael Loiacono at (800) 722-7345, ext. 141.
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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