May 18, 2004
Release # 04-137
Firm's Hotline: (800) 808-1541


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: "Tree Lounge" Tree Stand Levelers

Units: 15,000

Manufacturer/Importer: CESSO, LLC, of Cumming, Ga.

Hazard: If the "Tree Lounge" is subjected to significant impact from a heavy load, a tube on the leveler can crack. If the leveler is installed beneath the "Tree Lounge," the bolts attaching the leveler to the "Tree Lounge" can bend or begin to pull through the leveler. In either of these circumstances, users can lose their balance and possibly fall.

Incidents/Injuries: CESSO has received three reports of consumer injury associated with leveler failure.

Description: Levelers are designed for use with the "Tree Lounge" tree stand. The levelers are powder-coated green, with a T handle screw that spreads or contracts the two tubes of the leveler as necessary in order to level the "Tree Lounge" as the diameter of the tree changes during ascent or descent.

Sold by: Firm's Web site, mail-order catalogue and at outdoor specialty stores nationwide from January 2001 through December 2003 for about $70.

Manufactured in: U.S.A. and China

Remedy: Consumers should return their levelers to the firm for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call CESSO, LLC at (800) 808-1541 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Recall Management Web Site at Consumers can send their levelers to CESSO LLC at 8630 Wallace Tatum Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

Picture of Recalled Tree Stand Components Picture of Recalled Tree Stand Components