A tree stand recall notice regarding approximately 1,000 Ameristep Hyde Cligg Hander and Sky Walker Tree Stands has been released this week by Primal Vantage. The hunting gear company, which is based out of New Jersey, reports that the aluminum platforms may break during use, resulting in a fall and potentially serious injury.
Tree stands are often used by hunters to gain a better visual on their target. The recall focuses on two 2014 models of hang-on tree stands – the Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger and the Ameristep Hyde Sky Walker. The cliff hanger product features model number 2RX1H008C and date code JH-2014-3-6, while the sky walker product features model number 2RX1H009C and date code JH-2014-3-6.
The back of each recalled tree stand should be stamped with the date code; however, the model number is printed on the stand’s packaging, as well as in the instruction manual. Both recalled tree stands will have “Hyde” printed in red along the stand’s vertical aluminum bar, located between the foot platform and seat.
Before the recall was announced, Primal Vantage was aware of six separate incidents involving the tree stand’s aluminum platform breaking under pressure. No injuries have been reported at this time.
From July 2014 through November 2014, the recalled tree stands were sold at Bass Pro Shops and various sporting goods stores across the nation for around $220 to $250. The tree stands were manufactured in China.
Consumers that believe they are currently in possession of one or more of the recalled Ameristep Hyde tree stands are asked to stop using the product(s) until they have contacted Primal Vantage for a full refund.
For more information on the tree stand recall and how to obtain your free refund, contact 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.