The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 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 Hunters
Units: About 14,000
Importer: Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc., of Cumberland, Wis.
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. The following models are being recalled:
Model Name Model Number
Big Foot RE500
Big Foot XL RE501
Lite Foot RE503
Baby Big Foot RE504
Big Foot with Footrest RE506
Big Foot XL with Footrest RE507
Big Foot XL with Fast Sticks RE510
Big Foot XL Lounger RE511
Model numbers are located on a black sticker on the seat post just below the seat and on the product packaging.
Sold at: Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Gander Mountain, Mills Fleet Farm, Orscheln – Farm & Home, Rogers Sporting Goods, Scheels All Sports and other sporting goods stores nationwide from May 1, 2012 to September 1, 2012 for between $39 and $120.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled tree stands and contact Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc. to receive a free replacement snap-hook assembly.
Consumer Contact: Rivers Edge; toll-free at (866) 527-9690 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at www.riversedgesafetyrecall.com for more information.
Image courtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission/River's Edge