The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, recently announced a voluntary recall of Summit Tree Stands and Rivers Edge Tree Stands. Both companies are U.S.-based, but the products are manufactured in China.
Summit Tree Stands is based in Decatur, Ala.
Summit’s tree stand’s hanging strap assembly could dislodge from the tree stand or fail to restrain or hold properly on the tree, posing a fall hazard. No injuries or incidents have yet been reported.
The recalled Summit hunters’ tree stands have the following names and item numbers: Crush Series Perch, number 82069; Crush Series Stoop, number 82070; and Crush Series Ledge number 82071. The tree stands include the main stand platform and seat with a green cinch strap and a tan tree stand hanging strap assembly, which consists of one nylon strap with a hook and an adjustment portion with a metal buckle and a matching nylon tab and a hook. This hanging strap assembly has the recalled item numbers printed on the safety label attached near the buckle.
These tree stands are sold at sporting goods stores and in catalogs such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and others nationwide from July 2012 through August 2012 for between $70 to $100.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tree stands and contact Summit Tree Stands to receive a free replacement hanging strap assembly. Contact Summit Tree Stands, LLC, at (855) 373-9808 any time or log on to summitstands.com and click on the “Recall” icon for more information.
The other brand of tree stands being recalled is Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc., of Cumberland, Wis.
About 14,000 units are being recalled because the snap-hook assemblies can fail, causing the tree stand and the user to fall to the ground.
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.
Rivers Edge tree stands have been 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 Sept. 1, 2012 for between $39 and $120.
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.
Consumers should immediately stop using recalled tree stands and contact Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc. to receive a free replacement snap-hook assembly.
Contact Rivers Edge toll-free at (866) 527-9690 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at riversedgesafetyrecall.com for more information.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.