Hunting Equipment Recalled for Danger to Hunters

by Monty Yolles on November 15, 2012

Hunting Equipment Recalled

All the hunting safety training in the world won’t prevent accidents caused by using defective hunting equipment.  If you are gearing up for hunting season, be sure to check your gear to make sure you are not planning to use a product that has been recalled by the manufacturer for safety issues. 

Some recent recalls of hunting gear and equipment include the following:

Striker Air Rifles:  HatsanUSA, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas recalled Striker Air Rifles because the rifles can fire unexpectedly when closing the action during the cocking process.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall in cooperation with HatsanUSA, saying consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact HatsanUSA for a replacement. 

About 2,400 of these rifles were sold.  “Striker” is printed on the top of the gun’s barrel behind the rear sight. Serial numbers of recalled rifles begin with one of the following sets of numbers: 0511, 0811, 0911, 1011, 0112, 0212, 0312, or 0412. The serial numbers are printed on the air rifle’s barrel block on the left side just in front of the rear sight.

Rivers Edge Tree Stands: Rivers Edge Tree Stands, Inc. of Cumberland, Wisconsin recalled tree stands due to fall hazards caused if the snap-hook assemblies fail.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall in cooperation with Rivers Edge, saying consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Rivers Edge for a replacement.

About 14,000 of the tree stands were sold, including Rivers Edge® Big Foot, Lite Foot and Baby Big Foot tree stands. Recalled models have the date “2012” on the round ID tag located on the crossbar beneath the seat and do not have an orange dot and an “X” stamped on the snap-hook. The following models are being recalled: RE500, XL RE501, RE503, RE504, RE506, RE507, RE510, and RE511.  Model numbers are located on a black sticker on the seat post just below the seat and on the product packaging.

Summit Treestands: Summit Treestands, LLC, of Decatur, Alabama recalled tree stands due to fall hazards caused if the tree stand’s hanging strap assembly dislodges from the tree stand or fails to restrain or hold properly on the tree.   Consumers should contact Summit Treestands to receive a free replacement hanging strap assembly.

About 2,900 of the tree stands were sold at hunting stores and in catalogs such as Bass Pro Shops and other retailers nationwide.  The recalled stands include the Crush Series Perch, number 82069; Crush Series Stoop, number 82070; and Crush Series Ledge number 82071. The tree stands include the main stand platform and seat with a green cinch strap and a tan tree stand hanging strap assembly, which consists of one nylon strap with a hook and an adjustment portion with a metal buckle and a matching nylon tab and a hook. This hanging strap assembly has the recalled item numbers printed on the safety label attached near the buckle.

Visit the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission’s recalled products website for more information.  

If you have been injured in an accident due to a defective product, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, especially if the accident could have been reasonably prevented or was caused by the negligence of another driver. 

Since every case is fact-specific, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate the facts related to your case and help you choose the right course of action. 

At The Yolles Legal Group, we specialize in restoring people’s lives.  We will fight for your rights and seek monetary damages if you were injured due to another person or company’s negligence.  Monty Yolles, founder of THE YOLLES LEGAL GROUP, is an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can review your case and help you navigate the legal system on your road to recovery.  Call Monty Yolles today at (301)670-0443 to discuss your case, or send an email inquiry to monty@yolleslaw.com.

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