Tree Stand Hunting Brackets Recalled

About 6,800 <"">Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps, which were manufactured by Summit Treestands LLC, of Decatur, Alabama, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The tree stand can unexpectedly detach from the tree when the brackets fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, the firm has received four reports of the brackets failing, resulting in reports of falls and injuries including broken bones.

This recall involves Talon Raptor brackets/straps and Cabelas Realtree series hang-on tree stands with the Talon brackets/straps. A safety label sewn onto the bracket reads “Treestand Strap Assembly.” Tree stands involved in this recall have the following model numbers: rsEagle 82044, rsOsprey 82041, rsFalcon 82042, rsHawk 82043, and Cabelas Realtree Outfitters Series Hawk Deluxe 81509. Model information is printed on the tree stand warning label that is sewn onto the seat.

The recalled Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps, were manufactured in the United States and sold at Hunting stores and in catalogs nationwide from May 2009 through November 2009 for about $25 for the bracket only and for between $130 and $180 for the tree stand.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the brackets and contact Summit Treestands to receive a replacement bracket/strap. Summit Treestands can be reached at (800) 241-5559 anytime, or at its Website at

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