Some 60,000 Chinese-made full-body harnesses used by hunters were recalled, because they could allow users to fall from tree stands and risk serious injury, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said last week. The harnesses were made in China for Gorilla Inc. and sold at U.S. sporting goods stores from April 2007 through October 2007.
The pullover-style full body safety harness, model SP40300, was available as an accessory with ladder stands and sold for between $80 and $300. Consumers who bought the recalled harnesses, which are used to secure hunters to trees and prevent falls, were advised to stop using them immediately and contact the company for a free replacement. The agency said no injuries had been linked to the harnesses.