Rivers Edge Recalls Hunters Tree Stands due to Fall Hazard
On Oct. 24, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, 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: Tree Stands for HuntersUnits: About 14,000
Importer: Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc., of Cumberland, Wisconsin.
Hazard: The snap-hook assemblies can fail, causing the tree stand and the user to fall to the ground.
Incidents/Injuries: Rivers Edge has received three reports of incidents of snap-hook assemblies failing; one included minor injuries of bumps, bruises and soreness and one included a broken toe and lacerated hand.
Description: The recalled products are Rivers Edge® Big Foot, Lite Foot and Baby Big Foot tree stands. The tree stands are used for bow and rifle hunting. They are made of metal with a dark gray finish and have black nylon straps with white stitching. The seats are camouflage and black and feature a yellow Rivers Edge logo on the top. The snap-hook assembly is used to attach the stand to trees or poles. Recalled models have the date “2012” on the round ID tag located on the crossbar beneath the seat and do not have an orange dot and an “X” stamped on the snap-hook.
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