About 1,000 Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger and Sky Walker Tree Stands have been recalled by Primal Vantage Co., of Bernardsville, N.J. The cast aluminum platform can break, causing the user to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.
This recall involves two 2014 models of hang-on tree stands used by hunters. They include the Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger with model number 2RX1H008C and date code JH-2014-3-6 and the Ameristep Hyde Sky Walker with model number 2RX1H009C and date code JH-2014-3-6. The date code is stamped on the back of the tree stand’s aluminum seat frame. The model number is printed on the packaging and in the instruction manual. “Hyde” is printed in red on the vertical aluminum bar between the seat and the foot platform. Primal Vantage has received six reports of the tree stand’s aluminum platform breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The tree stands were sold at Bass Pro Shops and other sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $220 and $250. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Primal Vantage for a full refund. Contact Primal Vantage toll-free at 866-972-6168 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at www.primalvantage.com and click on “For Hyde Recall Click Here” on the homepage or go to the Customer Service tab for more information.