Primal Vantage Expands Recall of Plastic Tree Steps Due to Fall Hazard

Discussion in 'Lemon List, Recalls & Safety Warnings' started by mrb, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. mrb

    mrb New Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Moberly, Mo
    Primal Vantage Expands Recall of Plastic Tree Steps Due to Fall Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step

    Units: About 40,000

    Manufacturer: Primal Vantage Co., Inc., of Randolph, N.J.

    Hazard: The plastic portion of the step can break, posing a fall hazard to the user.

    Incidents/Injuries: Primal Vantage has received six complaints of step breakage, including two reports of consumers being bruised and cut.

    Description: Product is a plastic tree step that attaches to a tree via a nylon strap and a large metal buckle. It is used to climb a tree in order to hunt from an elevated position. Model numbers 105 and 155 both have a "08," which is stamped on the plastic portion of the step denoting the year of manufacture.

    Sold at: The product was sold from April 2008 through November 2009 at various outdoor and sporting goods retailers nationwide as a 3-step package in model 105 or as a single step in model 155.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the tree steps immediately. They should contact Primal Vantage for details on how to obtain a full refund. Consumers are asked not to return the product to retail stores as refunds can only be provided by Primal Vantage.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Primal Vantage toll free at (866) 972-6168 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at to print a return form or for further information on how to locate the date code on your tree step.

    To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:

  2. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    Interesting....I've got several of those!

  3. ad870

    ad870 New Member

    Oct 11, 2006
    NE Arkansas
    I've got one of those...bought it to hang my duck hunting gear up with. never dreamed of standing on it. Guess what a guy my size will stand on is usually not plastic though.
  4. mrb

    mrb New Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Moberly, Mo
    [rquote=1887984&tid=131522&author=Hoytshooter]Interesting....I've got several of those![/rquote]

    Figured with as many members we had some one would benefit from this posting.......

    Be careful with them........... :cheers::cheers:
  5. SNA2STL

    SNA2STL Active Member

    I have several as well. If you notice they are a specific batch that has the problem. Mine have a different lot number and are not involved. Must have been a curing problem with a batch or so.
  6. Good I had some of those
    and one broke and I fell but luckly it was close to the ground