API Marksman climbing Tree Stand
Two hunting equipment manufacturers are voluntarily recalling unsafe climbing tree stands.
Big Game and Global Manufacturing both announced the recalls this week after the discovery that the cable assembly in their products can release, posing a fall hazard to the user. These climbing tree stands enable hunters to operate from an elevated position.
Big Game believes that about 12, 200 stands are potentially defective, while Global is recalling about 5, 300.
The recall from Big Game involves three model year 2014 climbing tree stands models: CL050 (The Outlook) with batch number 9B-0414, CL100-A (The Cobalt) with batch numbers 9B-0214 and 9B-0514, and CL500-AP (The Fusion) with batch numbers 9B-0214 and 9B-0514. The batch number starts with BN and can be found on a small tag located on the frame below the seat.
Consumers could purchase these products at Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s, Menards, Rogers Sporting Goods and Sportsman’s Guide stores nationwide and online from June 2014 through June 2015 for between $130 and $380.
Big Game has received one report of the cable assembly releasing which resulted in injuries to the knee, wrist and hip.
The recall from Global Manufacturing involves model year 2014 API Outdoors climbing tree stands model GCL300-A (The Marksman) with batch numbers 9G-0114 and 9G-0614. The batch number starts with BN and can be found on a small tag located on the frame below the seat.
The Marksman stand was sold at Menards and Rogers Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online from June 2014 through June 2015 for between $140 and $180.
Global Manufacturing has received one report of the cable assembly releasing which resulted in a broken vertebra, fractured rib and sprained shoulder.
Consumers should immediately stop using the tree stands listed in either recall and return them for free replacement cables.