Treestands Used in Hunting Recalled After Reports of Falls and Injuries
A company that makes outdoor hunting and recreational gear is recalling thousands of treestands after two users fell and suffered broken bones because of cable failures. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website, around 3,400 X-Stand Treestands were included in this recall under the model names Silent Adrenaline and Apache.
Details of the Recall
The recall comes barely days before Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins. The state Department of Natural Resources expects nearly 500,000 hunters to participate over the course of the season. Treestands are a popular piece of equipment for those deer hunters who hope to be successful. CPSC warned consumers who have these treestands to immediately stop using them and contact Alliance Outdoor Products Inc. for a gift card refund.
The stands were sold for between $200 to $230. Cable assemblies in these stands could come apart due to corrosion and pose a fall hazard for users, CPSC warned. So far, there have been five reports of treestand cables separating with two people breaking bones in these instances. The 2017 mode year stands were made in China and sold from May 2017 through December 2018 at various retail outlets nationwide and online at sportsmansguide.com and x-stand.com. For more information about this recall, visit cpsc.gov/recalls.
Falls are among the most common incidents that have the potential to result in serious injuries. While some may escape with minor injuries such as scrapes or bruises, many suffer more serious injuries ranging from strains, sprains and broken bones to head injuries, spinal cord damage and internal organ injuries. In some cases, falls could even result in fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Product manufacturers have a duty and a responsibility to manufacture items that are safe for consumers. If you have been injured by a faulty product, please contact an experienced product defect lawyer who can help protect your legal rights and options.