The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Gander Mountain Company of St. Paul, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of about 13,000 Hang-On Fixed Position Treestands
According to the CPCS, the clasp may open unexpectedly if the strap is fastened incorrectly, causing the treestand and user to fall to the ground. Gander Mountain has received two reports of consumers falling while using the treestands: one sustained unspecified injuries and a second person sustained a broken pelvis and broken arm.
Gander Mountain is recalling the 2008 model GMT101 and 2008 model GMT103 Hang-On Fixed Position Treestands. The recalled treestands have wire mesh on the base of the platform to the top of the footrest and a Gander Mountain logo on the front of the seat. In addition, the seat has a camouflage pattern that is branded “AP” and “REALTREE.” Model GMT101 has “Steel Hang-On With Foot Rest” printed in large bold print on the exterior of the box and the GMT103 has “Large Steel Hang-On With Foot Rest” printed on the exterior of the box.
This recall does not affect the 2009 year models GMT101 and GMT103 Hang-On Fixed Position Treestands manufactured by Rivers Edge.
The treestands were sold only at Gander Mountain stores from July 2008 until July 2009. The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled treestands and return them to Gander Mountain for a refund, exchange for a 2009 model or a store credit.
For additional information, contact Gander Mountain toll-free at 1-888-542-6337, or visit www.gandermountain.com.