Tree stands give hunters a great advantage. They reduce the hunter’s scent, remove them from a deer’s line of sight, and increase their camouflage. They provide a higher vantage point for a better shooting angle for the hunter, but this elevated height can quickly lead to disaster when using a defective tree stand.

CPSC Issues Recall on Tree Stand

Similarly to the recall issued for Big Game Tree Stands, a recall was issued on Alliance Outdoor products for their 2017 model year X-Stand Climbing Treestand Silent Adrenaline XSCT334, and Apache XSCT355. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the firm has received five reports of the tree stand’s cable separating, resulting in two injuries involving fractures. The cable assemblies on the Alliance treestand can separate due to corrosion, which poses a fall hazard for the user. The Silent Adrenaline tree stand was sold at Sportsman’s Guide stores, and the Apache tree stand was sold nationwide and online from May 2017 to December 2018. You can find more recall information here.

Defective Tree Stands Pose Huge Threat to Hunters

Falling is the #1 risk when using a tree stand. A fall from one of these stands can result in serious injuries including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, or even death.

Poor quality parts and failure to exercise proper ergonomic or environmental testing can also lead to serious injuries. Even unclear or insufficient labeling of a tree stand can lead to a dangerous situation. For example, if a ladder stand is advertised to have a “two-man” weight capacity, how much can it hold?

Do I Need an Attorney if I’ve Been Injured due to a defective Tree Stand?

Future injuries are prevented when recalls are issued. Unfortunately, recalls do not protect or aid those who have already been injured or those who are currently at risk. In addition, these efforts do little to compensate victims.

At Monsees & Mayer, P.C., we take pride in our ability to successfully represent hunters injured in tree stand accidents. Our attorneys understand the sport, the equipment, and the inherent risks. We have worked with and continue to work with clients who have been injured by recalled tree stands. We use our knowledge and love of the sport to help injured hunters obtain the compensation they deserve. Contact us today.