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Summit recalls popular tree stand amid reports of falls, injuries

Summit recalls popular tree stand amid reports of falls, injuries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Summit Treestands LLC announced the voluntary recall of more than 6,800 Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets this week due to the possibility of sudden detachment from the tree. There have already been four reports of failing brackets, which can lead to falls from moderate heights, resulting in injuries as serious as broken bones. The CPSC and Summit urge consumers to immediately stop using the Talon Tree Stands.

Manufactured in the U.S., the Talon Hunting Hang-On Tree Stands affected by the recall include the model numbers rsEagle 82044, rsOsprey 82041, rsFalcon 82042, rsHawk 82043, and the Cabelas Realtree Outfitters Series Hawk Deluxe 81509. Model information can be found on the warning label sewn onto the seat. The tree stands in question were manufactured and sold between May and November 2009 in all major hunting stores and catalogs throughout the U.S. The brackets are sold individually for approximately $25, while the complete tree stand sets are sold for between $130 and $180.

The Alabama-based Summit Treestands is replacing brackets for consumers free of charge, and customer service representatives can be reached at (800) 241-5559 at anytime, day or night. Additional information is also available at www.summitstands.com.

The Summit recall is the second significant tree stand recall in the past two months, as the Gander Mountain Company recalled a number of StrongBuilt tree stands in December. The StrongBuilt tree stands featured potentially defective clasps that caused the tree stand to collapse beneath the user.

If you or a loved one has experienced an injury due to a defective tree stand, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with tree stand recalls. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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