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Recall: Muddy Outdoors Tree Climbing Sticks

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On 2012-12-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Muddy Outdoors Tree Climbing Sticks due to a potential serious injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2012 for about $50 to $160.

About 2,000 units are involved in this Muddy Outdoors climbing stick recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 3rd recall of products in the Hunting Equipment category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Muddy Outdoors Tree Climbing Sticks
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.gomuddy.com
Phone: (877) 366-8339

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What is the problem?

The climbing sticks can break, posing risk of serious injury or death to users.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks are used to climb trees. They consist of a 20-inch black center stick with tree cleats and fold-out steps on each end. A black and burnt orange-colored rope fastened by a cam cleat secures the stick to the tree. The tree cleats have single metal tabs or posts. Model number 70401 or 70404 is printed on the packaging. The climbing sticks were sold individually or in packs of four.

Information on where these items sold new+: Bass Pro, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Scheels and other hunting and outdoor stores nationwide from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $50 when sold individually and $160 when sold in a pack of four.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled climbing sticks and return them to Muddy Outdoors for a refund or a free replacement product.

Muddy Outdoors; toll-free at (877)366-8339, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.gomuddy.com and click on "Muddy Info-Latest News" or "Products-Muddy Outdoors-Sticks" section for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received four reports of the climbing sticks breaking. There have been no reported injuries.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.