Product Alert: Tree stands and brackets recalled due to fall hazard

Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. CPSC announces recall of tree stands and brackets due to fall risk.

Product liability lawyer alerts- Tree stands recalled due to fall risk, CPSC reports.

Decatur, AL—Summit Treestands LLC has participated in the voluntary recall of Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets due to the fall hazard they pose to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall on Thursday, January 28, 2010.

The CPSC reported, “The tree stand can unexpectedly detach from the tree when the brackets fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers.” Approximately 6,800 tree stands, brackets and straps are involved in the recall. Summit Treestands LLC has allegedly received four reports of malfunctioning brackets, causing consumers to fall. Injuries reported in correlation to the recalled product included fractured bones.

Talon Raptor brackets/straps as well as Cabelas Realtree series hang-on tree stands with Talon brackets/straps have been included in the safety recall. Model numbers affected by the product recall include: rsEAGLE 82044, rsOsprey 82041, rsFalcon 82042, rsHawk 82043 and Cabelas Realtree Outfitters Series Hawk Deluxe 81509. The warning label, located on the seat, includes the model number of the product. These tree stands, manufactured in the United States, were sold in hunting retail stores and catalogs throughout the nation from May 2009 to November 2009. The brackets, sold separately, had a retail price of approximately $25. The tree stands cost between $130 and $180.

Consumers have been urged to stop using the brackets immediately and contact Summit Treestands for to receive a replacement bracket/strap. The firm can be reached anytime at (800) 241-5559.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.