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Horizontal Hunter
11-13-2009, 07:00 PM
I just thought I would pass this along for you who hunt from the trees.

Bob
http://stmedia.startribune.com/designimages/thinFlagLabel.gif Falling hunters prompt recall of Gander Mountain tree stands

By James Shiffer, $article.credit
November 12, 2009
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It's not the kind of excitement that deer hunters are after - plummeting out of trees when their stand unexpectedly comes loose. St. Paul-based outdoor retailer Gander Mountain (http://www.gandermountain.com/) is recalling 13,000 tree stands sold between July 2008 and July 2009 because "the clasp may open unexpectedly if the strap is fastened incorrectly, causing the tree stand and user to fall to the ground," according to the an advisory from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10036.html).
"Gander Mountain has received two reports of consumers falling while using the tree stands: one sustained unspecified injuries and a second person sustained a broken pelvis and broken arm."
Imported by Gander Mountain, the tree stands were made in China, although the "manufacturer" is listed as Strong Built of Waterproof, Louisiana. The two models retailed for $60 and $80. "Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tree stands and return them to Gander Mountain for a refund, exchange for a 2009 model or a store credit," the CPSC advises.
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bobbythehunter
11-13-2009, 10:28 PM
thanks for the warning!!