Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Steps Recalled for Fall Hazard

Primal Vantage has expanded its previous recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

About 17,800 Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Steps are being recalled. In CPSC Release #10-101 a recall of 16,000 steps with date code 12/08 was announced on January 7, 2010. Steps with 10/08 date code are now being added to the original recall.

The Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step were manufactured in China by Primal Vantage Co., Inc., of Randolph, New Jersey and sold from December 2008 through November 2009 at various outdoor and sporting goods retailers nationwide as a three-step package in model 105 or as a single step in model 155.
The plastic portion of the step can break, posing a fall hazard to the user. To date, Primal Vantage has received six complaints of step breakage, including two reports of consumers being bruised and cut.

The Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step is a plastic tree step that attaches to a tree via a nylon strap and a large metal buckle. It is used to climb a tree in order to hunt from an elevated position. Models 105 and 155 both have either a 10/08 or 12/08 date code, which is stamped on the plastic portion of the step.

The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the tree steps immediately. Consumers should contact Primal Vantage for details on how to obtain a full refund. Consumers are asked not to return the product to retail stores as refunds can only be provided by Primal Vantage. Primal Vantage can be reached toll free at (866) 972-6168 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or at its Website at www.treestandcustomerservice.com to print a return form or for further information on how to locate the date code on the tree step.

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