It seems Big Foot is posing a real-life danger to Michigan hunters.
Not the mythical beast, that is, but “Big Foot” brand tree stands.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of eight different models of hunting tree stands that are defective and can collapse without warning.
The products were manufactured by Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc. of Cumberland, Wisconsin, and sold in sporting goods stores nationwide between March and September 2012. Intended for bow and rifle hunting, the stands are made of gray metal with black nylon straps. About 14,000 have been distributed.
The problem is a flaw in the snap-hook assembly that attaches the stand to a tree or pole. The mechanism can fail and send the user plunging to earth. Reports of injuries have included bruises, a broken toe, and a lacerated hand.
Read the CPSC recall notice here.
The following stands are subject to the recall:
- Big Foot, Model RE500
- Big Foot XL, Model RE501
- Lite Foot, Model RE503
- Baby Big Foot, Model RE 504
- Big Foot with Footrest, Model RE506
- Big Foot XL with Footrest RE 507
- Big Foot XL with Fast Sticks, Model RE510
- Big Foot XL Lounger, Model 511
The defective stands have camouflage seats with a yellow Rivers Edge logo on the top. The date “2012” appears on a round ID tag located on the crossbar beneath the seat. The model number can be found on a black sticker on the seat post.
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Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13018.htmlPosted In: Personal Injury