|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2006
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 Patriot and Outfitter Hang-on Tree Stands
Units: About 6,700
Manufacturer: Primal Vantage Company Inc., of Randolph, N.J.
Distributor: Ameristep Inc., of Clio, Mich.
Hazard: The j-hook attachment of the tree strap can fail, which can cause the tree stand to collapse. Consumers using these stands could fall and suffer serious injuries or death.
Incidents/Injuries: Primal Vantage Company Inc. has received three reports of j-hook failures. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves two models of tree stands: the Ameristep Patriot Hang-On Tree Stand has model number 7300, and the Outfitter Hang-On Tree Stand has model number 7310. These products are fixed-position, strap-on tree stands. The UPC number of the model 7300 is 769524703001. The UPC number of model 7310 is 769524703100. The model number and UPC are not written on the tree stands, but can be found on the packaging.
Sold at: Hunting and outdoor stores nationwide and by Web retailers and in catalogs from April 2004 through December 2005 for between $130 and $150.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Please contact Ameristep Customer Service Department to receive a free repair kit consisting of a bracket system and double hook tree strap along with instructions for installation.
Consumer Contact: Ameristep Customer Service Department at (800)374-7837 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.ameristep.com or www.treestandcustomerservice.com for assistance.
Firm's Media Contact: Jeremy Lees at (800) 722-7345, ext. 114; Michael Loiacono at (800) 722-7345, ext. 141
Ameristep Patriot (Model 7300) and Outfitter (Model 7310) Hang-On Tree Stands
(Shown with optional foot rests)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.