FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888)
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
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
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
To see this recall on CPSC's web site,
including pictures of the recalled product,
please go to:
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
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Consumers can obtain this release and recall
information at CPSC's Web site at