Innopower, Inc., at 800-916-3115 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.hawkhunting.com and click on the recall icon for more information or write to Innopower (Hawk) at 393 List St, Suite B, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.
This recall includes 2014 and 2015 Hawk 2085 RAZOR 3PK (32 inches long), the 2085-1 RAZOR 1PK (32 inches long), and the 2015 Hawk 2084 RAZOR SHORTMAX 4PK (20 inches long) and 2084-1 RAZOR SHORTMAX 1PK (20 inches long) climbing sticks. The aluminum sticks, which have a gray finish, tie with nylon strap to tree trunks and provide steps for consumers to climb. Recalled steps have three rectangular holes cut in the bottom of them, which differentiate them from non-recalled steps, which have circular holes. Model 2085 and 2085-1 have two 32-inch long metal poles with steps and a tree V-bracket to contact the tree. Model 2084 and 2084-1 have two 20-inch long metal poles with steps and a tree V-bracket to contact the tree. The model number is on the black and gray sticker located on the back side of the vertical post.
Consumers should immediately stop using the climbing sticks and contact Innopower for information on returning the folding steps for a free replacement.
The firm has received reports of five incidents of steps breaking. Only minor injuries, including scratches and bruises, have been reported.
Innopower, Inc. (owner of the Hawk brand), of Frankenmuth, Mich.
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