Full-Body Safety Harnesses Recalled for Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.
Name of Product: Safety Harnesses Sold with Hunting Tree Stands
Units: About 106,000
Distributor: Summit Treestands LLC, of Decatur, Ala.
Hazard: The harnesses could fail during use, resulting in consumers falling from tree stands and suffering serious injuries or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The harnesses are tan or light brown and were sold as an accessory with the following tree stands or ladders: Viper X5, Goliath X5, Razor X5, Bushmaster X5, Broadhead Backpacker, Bullet Backpacker, Clearshot, Openshot, and MegaSampson. Only harnesses with “Manufactured in 2005,” and “Made in China” printed on a label on the harness tether are included in this recall.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from June 2005 through May 2006 for between $200 and $300 for the tree stand including the harness.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled harnesses and contact the firm for a free replacement harness.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Summit Treestands LLC at (800) 226-1157 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit http://www.harnessrecall2005.com/ or www.summitstands.com
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