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Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death

  • Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks
  • Muddy Outdoors climbing stick rope and tree cleats
  • Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks packaging
  • Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks packaging
Name of Product:
Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks
Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks
Recall Date:
December 20, 2012
About 1,500
Consumer Contact

Muddy Outdoors; toll-free at (877) 366-8339, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on "Muddy Info-Latest News" or "Products-Muddy Outdoors-Sticks" section for more information.

Recall Details


The recalled Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks are used to climb trees.  They consist of a 20-inch black center stick with tree cleats and fold-out steps on each end. A black and burnt orange-colored rope fastened by a cam cleat secures the stick to the tree.  The tree cleats have single metal tabs or posts. Model number 70401 or 70404 is printed on the packaging. The climbing sticks were sold individually or in packs of four.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled climbing sticks and return them to Muddy Outdoors for a refund or a free replacement product.


The firm has received four reports of the climbing sticks breaking. There have been no reported injuries.

Sold At

Bass Pro, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Scheel's and other hunting and outdoor stores nationwide from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $50 when sold individually and $160 when sold in a pack of four.

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