With hunting season having begun, treestands are an integral part to this past time that brings out close to 100 million Americans each year. Participants alone spent nearly $150 billion in 2016, according to the US Department of the Interior.
Hunting can be much more than a weekend pastime for many outdoorsman and women. The physical, social, and mental or emotional benefits are bountiful. Hunters are also known to be an extremely safe and knowledgeable group of outdoorsman. They rely heavily upon their equipment and place great trust in the manufacturers of firearms and hunting accessory companies.
Unfortunately, a number of companies have recently announced that they have manufactured and sold defective hunting tree stands.
A fall from a tree stand has the potential to cause a life-threatening injury or death. All kinds of tragic accidents can occur if a hunter falls from a defective tree stand.
X-Stand Treestand Recall (2020)
On 11/4/2020, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall notice on the X-Stand Climbing Treestand Silent Adrenaline (model number XSCT334) and Apache (model number XSCT355).
A cable on the Alliance X-Stand Apache or Adrenaline treestands can corrode and break, which poses a serious risk of fall or injury.
The product involved in this recall is the X-Stand Climbing Treestand Silent Adrenaline (model number XSCT334) and Apache (model number XSCT355). The problem is the cable that assembles the treestand can separate due to corrosion, which poses a fall hazard to the user.
Made by Alliance Outdoor Products, Inc., dba X-Stand Treestands, the company has so far received five reports of the cable separating, which resulted in two injuries that included fractures.
Roughly 3,400 units are involved in this recall. The treestands were sold at Sportsman’s Guide stores, as well as sporting goods stores nationwide between May 2017 and December 2018 for roughly $200 and $230.
UPC codes can be found on the box the treestand came in, while the model number can be found on the box or in the instruction manual. Additionally, treestands that have a batch number located on a metal plate riveted to the stand that ends in “17” are included as well.
- Silent Adrenaline, model number XSCT334 and UPC code 816153011219, has a batch number of either 5X-1017 or 5X-1517
- Apache, model number XSCT355 and UPC code 816153011677, has a batch number of 5X-5317
Field & Stream Timberline Hang On Treestand Recall (2019)
On April 11, 2019, Dicks Sporting Goods announced the recall of the popular “Field & Stream Timberline Hang On tree stands” citing:
the weld on the seats can break and cause the seat to fall from the tree, posing a fall hazard.
The company has sold approximately, 2,600 defective tree stands and has reported receiving three reports of the tree stands seats breaking.
The tree stands were sold Nationwide via DICK’S Sporting Goods, of Coraopolis, Pa.
This recall involves Field & Stream Timberline Hang On Tree Stands. The tree stands are brown metal with a black canvas seat and are used by hunters. The letters “HEH01566” followed by “FS080117” or “FS090117” are printed on the arm of the tree stand between the seat and the safety platform. “Field & Stream” is printed on the bottom of the canvas seat.
Do I have a Defective Hunting Tree Stand Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been injured or otherwise a victim of a defective tree stand, you should contact the product liability lawyers at Johnson // Becker. Some of our lawyers are avid hunters and understand the importance of safe, reliable equipment. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries by filing a tree stand lawsuit.
To learn how we can help you and your family, please contact us for a Free Case Evaluation. We would be honored to speak with you and will respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.