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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2007
Release #07-160

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 878-0440
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hunter's View Expands Recall of Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands, Also Recalls Harnesses Provided as Replacements

 

 

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 otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Safety Harnesses Sold with Tree Stands and Harnesses Provided as Replacements

Units: About 200,000 additional harnesses (about 500,000 were recalled in April 2005.)

Manufacturer: Hunter's View, of Peoria, Ill.

Hazard: The harnesses could fail during use, resulting in a hunter falling from the tree stand and suffering serious injuries or death.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves all 2004 and 2005 model year Fall Arrest Systems (FAS), or harnesses with "Model Year 2004" or "Model Year 2005" printed on a white Hunter's View label attached to the harness or the tree strap. The recall includes all model number harnesses sold during these years. The recall also includes replacement harnesses provided to consumers as a result of the previous recall.

Sold by: Hunting and sporting good stores nationwide beginning in January 2004 for between $30 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these harnesses immediately and contact Hunter's View to receive a free replacement harness. Consumers who previously participated in this recall are being directly contacted about this recall. As an alternative to the free replacement harness, the firm also is offering an upgraded harness at a reduced cost.

Consumer Contact: Call Hunter's View at (888) 878-0440 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.huntersview.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07160.html

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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