About 1,030 Captain Hang-on Treestands from GSM Outdoors are being recalled. According to the CPSC, the crimps of the plastic-coated cables can slip during use causing the standing platform to release, posing fall and injury hazards to users.
GSM Outdoors has received ten reports of the treestand cables releasing and causing consumers to fall. Two injuries have been reported.
The item was 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 Overland Park Scheels from August 2021 through October 2021 for between $60 and $80.
The recall involves a certain batch of Big Game Treestands 2021 model year—The Captain Hang-on Treestands, model BGM-FP0050, serial/batch number 2M-0121. This is a Hang-on style treestand used to hunt from elevation. The product color is Black with a flip back seat imprinted with the name “Big Game Treestands” and includes a footrest. 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.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled treestands and contact Big Game Treestands to receive either replacement cables or to return the treestand for a full refund. Big Game Treestands is contacting all known consumers directly.
To receive replacement cables, the company will schedule a pick-up of the original cables and delivery of the replacement cables to a customer’s address. If a full refund is requested, they will be asked to mail back the entire treestand using a pre-paid label at no cost.
Consumers should call Big Game Treestands toll-free at 877.343.8211 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online here or here and click the “Recall Notice—The Captain Hang-on Treestand” for more information.