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October 30, 2002

API Outdoors Has Recalled Hunting Treestands

Tallulah, LA (SafetyAlerts) - API Outdoors a division of Outland Sports Inc. has recalled about 9,000 treestands used by hunters. A cable that secures the treestand to the tree can break, posing the risk of falls and serious injuries to hunters.

API Outdoors has received two reports of the treestand's cable breaking, including one person who fell from a tree and suffered leg abrasions.

The recalled treestands have the following brand names and model numbers: API Hi-Point Cable Cat Climbing Treestand, Model #CC501 and API Buckmaster Grand Slam Climbing Treestand, Model #GS3800BM. The treestands have an olive green frame, camo seats and seatbacks with black nylon cinch straps, and a yellow "WARNING" or "DANGER" label that reads in part, "Safety Restraint Must Be Used At All Times." The treestands are manufactured in Tallulah, La.

Retailers and distributors nationwide, including Wal-Mart, sold the Cable Cat treestands through mid-October 2002 for about $180 and Cabelas stores nationwide sold the Buckmaster treestands through mid- October 2002 for about $230.

Consumers should stop using these treestands immediately and call API Outdoors toll-free at (866) 215-2419 anytime to receive a free, replacement chain. For more information, consumers can log on to the company's website at or

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