Treestands recalled due to fall hazard

By Stacey Readout - Assistant News Director

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Climbing treestands used for hunting were recalled due to a weld in the frame that can break, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

The recall involves Summit Treestands Explorer SD.

They have a metal frame, a suspended foam-padded seat in a camouflage pattern material and weighs about 20 pounds.

The seat platform on the stand measures about 38 inches long by 22 inches wide and the foot platform on the stand measures 36 inches long by 20 inches wide.

The recalled stand can be distinguished from other models by the size of the platform and by a bar that encircles the user and folds down flat for packing. The model also includes folding stirrups.

No injuries have been reported.

They were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide during August 2016 for about $360.

The CPSC said people should immediately stop using the climbing treestands and contact Summit at 800-353-0634 or at www.summitstands.com for instructions on returning the recalled product for a free replacement.

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