WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Global-Manufacturing-Company-Recalls-API-Outdoors-Tree-Stands
Name of Product: Climbing tree stands
Hazard: The cable assembly on the climbing tree stand can release, posing a fall hazard to the user.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tree stands and return them for free replacement cables.
Consumer Contact: Global Manufacturing Company at 888-393-9611 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.apioutdoors.com and click on Recall Notice for more information. Consumers can also write to the firm at Global Manufacturing Company/API Outdoors, P.O. Box 24, Windom, MN 56101.
Units: About 5,300
Description: This recall involves model year 2014 API Outdoors climbing tree stands model GCL300-A (The Marksman) with batch numbers 9G-0114 and 9G-0614. The climbing tree stands are used to hunt from an elevated position and were sold with an accessory bag. The light green metal tree stands include the main stand platform with a nylon hanging strap assembly. They have a nylon netted seat without a backrest. The batch number starts with BN and can be found on a small tag located on the frame below the seat.
Incidents/Injuries: Global Manufacturing Company has received one report of the cable assembly releasing; which resulted in a broken vertebra, fractured rib and sprained shoulder.
Sold at: Menards and Rogers Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online from June 2014 through June 2015 for between $140 and $180.
Manufacturer: Global Manufacturing Company, of Windom, Minn.
Manufactured in: China
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