FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2005
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 374-7837
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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
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 camouflage-covered seat.
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
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: