The crimps of the plastic-coated cables can slip during use causing the standing platform to release, posing fall and injury hazards to users.
Big Game Treestands toll-free at 877-343-8211 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.biggametreestands.com/safety-recall-notice/ or https://www.biggametreestands.com and click on “Recall Notice – The Captain Hang-on Treestand” for more information.
This recall involves a certain batch of Big Game Treestands 2021 model year The Captain Hang-on Treestands, model BGM-FP0050 with serial/batch number 2M-0121 only. This is a Hang-on style treestand used to hunt from elevation. It is black in color with a flip back seat imprinted with the name “Big Game Treestands” and a foot rest. The model is identified on the product box and in the product instruction manual. Serial/Batch number “2M-0121” is located on a metal plate riveted to the frame support.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled treestands and contact Big Game Treestands to receive either replacement cables or to return the treestand for a full refund. Big Game Treestands is contacting all known consumers directly.
To receive replacement cables, the company will set up pick-up of the original cables and delivery of the replacement cables to the consumers address. If a full refund is requested, the consumer will be asked to mail back the entire treestand using a pre-paid label at no cost to the consumer.
GSM Outdoors has received 10 reports of the treestand cables releasing and causing consumers to fall. Two injuries have been reported.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.