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Rivers Edge Recalls Hunters Tree Stands due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Tree Stands for Hunters

Hazard: The snap-hook assemblies can fail, causing the tree stand and the user to fall to the ground.

Remedy: Replace

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.

Recall Details

Units: About 14,000

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.

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.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled tree stands and contact Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc. to receive a free replacement snap-hook assembly.

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. 

Importer: Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc., of Cumberland, Wis.

Manufactured in: China

Photos of this product are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13018.html.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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