Update: Summit Treestands Recalled Over Fall Hazard
Summit Treestands LLC is recalling about 2,555 Viper Level PRO SD Treestands  over concerns that the treestand’s tree cable can dislodge from the cable assembly, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Specifically, this recall affects Viper Level PRO SD climbing treestand with model number SU81140 and SU81141, which were sold online and at sporting goods stores nationwide from January 2022 through October 2022 for about $530.
If you purchased a Summit tree stand that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Summit Treestands LLC for a refund.
This recall began on December 1, 2022.
What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) , this recall affects the following 2017 model year X-Stand Treestands:
- Model #XSCT334 Silent Adrenaline Tree X Stand -- Batch Numbers 5X-1017, 5X-1517
- Model #XSCT355 Apache X Stand -- Batch Number 5X-5317
"The cable assemblies on the treestand can separate due to corrosion, posing a fall hazard to the user, CPSC said.
The model of affected treestands is identified on the box and in the instruction manual. Treestands with a batch number located on the metal plate riveted to the stand that ends in “17” are included in the recall.
The recalled treestands were sold at Sportsman’s Guide stores (Silent Adrenaline treestands) and sporting goods stores (Apache treestands) nationwide and online from May 2017 through December 2018 for between $200 and $230.
If you purchased a treestand that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact X-Stand Treestands for instructions on receiving a refund in the form of a gift card.
This recall began on November 4, 2020.
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Big Game Treestands Recalled Over Fall Hazard
Big GameTreestands, of Irving, Texas, is recalling more than 1,000 Big Game Treestands 2021 model year The Captain Hang-on Treestands  over concerns that the crimps of the plastic-coated cables can slip during use causing the standing platform to release, posing a fall hazard and a risk of broken bones to users.
"GSM Outdoors has received 10 reports of the defective tree stand cables releasing and causing consumers to fall," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. "Two injuries have been reported."
The recall affects Big Game Treestands 2021 model year The Captain Hang-on Treestands, model BGM-FP0050 with serial/batch number 2M-0121 only. The model is identified on the product box and in the product instruction manual. Serial/Batch number “2M-0121” is located on a metal plate riveted to the frame support.
The recalled treestands were sold nationwide at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Al & Bobs Sports, Hilltop Sports, The Sportsmen, Perfect 10 Outdoors, Vanderbilt’s # 817, VF Sports, Westbury Ace Hardware, Rocky’s Great Outdoors, Backwoods Boys, Native Outdoors Warehouse, Simpson Manning Hardware, Simpson Plaza Hardware, The Co-Op, R & L Archery, Keystone Country Store, Thruway Sports # 27 and other sporting goods stores nationwide from August 2021 through October 2021 for between $60 and $80.
This Big Game Tree Stand recall began on December 22, 2021.
What Types of Damages May be Sought in a Tree Stand Lawsuit?
In most cases when a person is injured as a result of a defective deer stand or tree stand, the injured party can seek compensation for all medical bills, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, loss of ability to work and property damage. If a loved one is killed as a result of a tree stand accident, the spouse or children of the victim can seek compensation for loss of consortium as well as additional damages.
How Long Does a Tree Stand Case Take?
There is no simple answer to this question. Most cases end in settlement which means the case will not be tried in court, but settled before the case goes to trial. However, if the opposing side does not offer you the fair settlement that you deserve, we will take your case to trial.
Product liability cases, if litigated to trial, could take years to resolve. You should understand that while we will make every effort to get you paid as soon as possible, our ultimate goal is to maximize your recovery so you and your family are taken care of.
Do I Have a Treestand Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Treestand Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled tree stand, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.