Washington-- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued two recalls tonight. The items are tree stands for hunters and some air rifles.
The tree stands, Stands for Hunters are being recalled because the snap-hook assemblies can fail causing the tree stand and the user to fall to the ground.
The manufacturer, Rivers Edge said it has received three reports of incidents of snap-hook assemblies failing; one included minor injuries of bumps, bruises and soreness and one included a broken toe and lacerated hand.
Recalled items include: Rivers Edge(r) Big Foot, Lite Foot and Baby Big Foot tree stands. The tree stands are used for bow and rifle hunting. They are made of metal with a dark gray finish and have black nylon straps with white stitching. The seats are camouflage and black and feature a yellow Rivers Edge logo on the top. The snap-hook assembly is used to attach the stand to trees or poles. 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:
Model Name Model Number
Big Foot RE500
Big Foot XL RE501
Lite Foot RE503
Baby Big Foot RE504
Big Foot with Footrest RE506
Big Foot XL with Footrest RE507
Big Foot XL with Fast Sticks RE510
Big Foot XL Lounger RE511
Model numbers are located on a black sticker on the seat post just below the seat and on the product packaging.
The stands were sold at Blain's Farm and Fleet, Gander Mountain, Mills Fleet Farm, Orscheln - Farm & Home, Rogers Sporting Goods, Scheels All Sports and other sporting goods stores nationwide from May 1, 2012 to September 1, 2012 for between $39 and $120.
Consumers are asked to stop using recalled tree stands and contact Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc. to receive a free replacement snap-hook assembly.
To reach Rivers Edge call: (866) 527-9690 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or cck on Rivers Edge.
In the other recall, HatsanUSA Striker Air Rifles are being recalled because it can unexpectedly fire.
According to the manufacturer, the rifles can fire unexpectedly fire when closing the action during the cocking process.
The firm has received one report of an air rifle that unexpectedly discharged while a consumer closed the action during the cocking process. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled item: air rifles are available in three styles: black with a gray forearm grip and gray rear grip; camouflage with a black forearm grip and black rear grip; and, brown hardwood with crosshatching cut into the forearm grip and rear grip. The air rifles have a black scope and a front sight and a rear sight. "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.
The recalled items were sold at Dunham's Sports, Sportsman's Warehouse and other sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide and online and catalog sales including Airgun Depot, The Sportsman's Guide and Pyramyd Air from November 2011 through July 2012.
Consumers are asked to stop using the recalled air rifles immediately, make sure they are unloaded and contact HatsanUSA for a free replacement air rifle.
If you have one call HatsanUSA, Inc. at: (877) 278-4448 anytime, or click here for more information.