|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2010
Release # 10-126
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 241-5559
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: Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps
Units: About 6,800
Manufacturer: Summit Treestands LLC, of Decatur, Ala.
Hazard: The tree stand can unexpectedly detach from the tree when the brackets fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the brackets failing, resulting in reports of falls and injuries including broken bones.
Description: This recall involves Talon Raptor brackets/straps and Cabelas Realtree series hang-on tree stands with the Talon brackets/straps. A safety label sewn onto the bracket reads "Treestand Strap Assembly." Tree stands involved in this recall have the following model numbers: rsEagle 82044, rsOsprey 82041, rsFalcon 82042, rsHawk 82043 and Cabelas Realtree Outfitters Series Hawk Deluxe 81509. Model information is printed on the tree stand warning label that is sewn onto the seat.
Sold at: Hunting stores and in catalogs nationwide from May 2009 through November 2009 for about $25 for the bracket only, for between $130 and $180 for the tree stand.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the brackets and contact Summit Treestands to receive a replacement bracket/strap.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Summit Treestands at (800) 241-5559 anytime, or visit their Web site at www.summitstands.com
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