December 18, 2007
Release #08-139

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 685-7817

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: Full Body Safety Harnesses

Units: About 60,000

Distributor: Gorilla Inc., of Flushing, Mich.

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: This recall involves the Pullover Style Full Body Safety Harnesses model SP40300 that were included as an accessory with Gorilla 2007 ladder stands. The harnesses bear batch code numbers 020507, 030507 and 040507. The model and batch code number is printed on the label affixed to the harness.

Sold at: The harness was available as an accessory with 2007 ladder stands at Sporting goods retailers nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007 for between $80 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled safety harness immediately and contact Gorilla for a free replacement harness.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gorilla at (877) 685-7817 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Safety Harness