Recall: Primal Vantage Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger and Sky Walker Tree Stands
On 2015-01-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Primal Vantage Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger and Sky Walker Tree Stands due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2014 for about $220 to $250.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Primal Vantage tree stand recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Hunting Equipment category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 972-6168
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What is the problem?
The cast aluminum platform can break, causing the user to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two 2014 models of hang-on tree stands used by hunters. They include the Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger with model number 2RX1H008C and date code JH-2014-3-6 and the Ameristep Hyde Sky Walker with model number 2RX1H009C and date code JH-2014-3-6. The date code is stamped on the back of the tree stand's aluminum seat frame. The model number is printed on the packaging and in the instruction manual. "Hyde" is printed in red on the vertical aluminum bar between the seat and the foot platform.
These items were sold new+ at Bass Pro Shops and other sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $220 and $250.
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 product and contact Primal Vantage for a full refund.
Primal Vantage toll-free at (866) 972-6168 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at www.primalvantage.com and click on "For Hyde Recall Click Here" on the homepage or go to the Customer Service tab for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Primal Vantage has received six reports of the tree stand's aluminum platform breaking. No injuries have been reported.
+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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