NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2005
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 374-7837
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Tahsin Industrial Corp. Announce Recall of Treestands
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: Ameristep Hang-on Treestands.
Units: About 480.
Manufacturer: Tahsin Industrial Corp. USA, of Randolph, N.J.
Hazard: The treestand's bracket can bend if not secured properly by a
chain and if weight is applied. This can cause the chain to disengage
from the stand, the stand to separate from the tree and the user to fall
and suffer serious injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: Tahsin received one report in which a person fell
from an unknown elevation while using the treestand.
Description: The recalled treestand is the Ameristep Model 9203 Hang-on
of the Grizzly Treestand Line. The product is a steel fixed-position
treestand that uses a steel chain for attachment to trees and has a
Sold At: Kame's Sports Center, Kentucky Lake Outdoors, Sportsmen Center,
and North Sylva Company stores nationwide from July 2004 through June
2005 for between $36 and $50.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the treestand immediately and
contact Ameristep Customer Service or any of the retailers to receive
information on properly setting up the unit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Ameristep Customer Service
Department at (800) 374-7837 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit http://www.tahsinusa.com or http://www.ameristep.com to print
out supplemental instructions.
Firm's Media Contacts: Jeremy Lees at (800) 722-7345, ext. 114; Michael
Loiacono at (800) 722-7345, ext. 141. To view this recall on CPSC's web
site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
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