April 18, 2007
Release #07-160

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 878-0440
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hunter's View Expands Recall of Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands, Also Recalls Harnesses Provided as Replacements


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 and Harnesses Provided as Replacements

Units: About 200,000 additional harnesses (This recall was first announced in April 2005)

Manufacturer: Hunter's View, of Peoria, Ill.

Hazard: The harnesses could fail during use, resulting in a hunter falling from the tree stand and suffering serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves all 2004 and 2005 model year Fall Arrest Systems (FAS), or harnesses with "Model Year 2004" or "Model Year 2005" printed on a white Hunter's View label attached to the harness or the tree strap. The recall includes all model number harnesses sold during these years. The recall also includes replacement harnesses provided to consumers as a result of the previous recall.

Sold by: Hunting and sporting good stores nationwide beginning in January 2004 for between $30 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these harnesses immediately and contact Hunter's View to receive a free replacement harness. Consumers who previously participated in this recall are being directly contacted about this recall. As an alternative to the free replacement harness, the firm also is offering an upgraded harness at a reduced cost.

Consumer Contact: Call Hunter's View at (888) 878-0440 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at