October 30, 2002API Outdoors Has Recalled
- 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
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
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 www.apioutdoors.com or www.outlandsports.com.