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Recall Alert: Hunters’ Tree Stands

On January 22, 2015, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Primal Vantage, announced the voluntary recall of Hunters’ Tree Stands. The cast aluminum platform can break, causing the user to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.  These stands were sold at Bass Pro Shops and other sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $220 and $250.

Primal Vantage has received six reports of the tree stand’s aluminum platform breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves two 2014 models of hang-on tree stands used by hunters. They include the:

  • Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger with model number 2RX1H008C and date code JH-2014-3-6 and the
  • Ameristep Hyde Sky Walker with model number 2RX1H009C and date code JH-2014-3-6.

The date code is stamped on the back of the tree stand’s aluminum seat frame.  The model number is printed on the packaging and in the instruction manual. “Hyde” is printed in red on the vertical aluminum bar between the seat and the foot platform.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Primal Vantage for a full refund. You can contact  Primal Vantage toll-free at (866) 972-6168 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or and click on “For Hyde Recall Click Here” on the homepage or go to the Customer Service tab for more information.

As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.

The Quinn Law Group, LLC, is a preeminent personal injury law firm with offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous product or through the fault of another, please call (215) 360-3666 or contact Sean E. Quinn for a free, no-obligation consultation.  We are Your Voice.  Your Advocate.