Primal Vantage Recall 2010 Expansion: 40,000 Plastic Tree Steps due to fall hazard

By on Oct 28, 2010 in United States, World Comments

Primal Vantage announces its recall expansion, affecting about 40,000 Plastic Tree Steps due to fall hazard.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) made the announcement through a press release on their website on Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

According to CPSC Press Release # 11-024, Primal Vantage Co., Inc., of Randolph, N.J. is recalling about 40,000 units of Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step.

The product is a plastic tree step, in which the user will attach to a tree via a nylon strap and a large metal buckle, and is being used to climb a tree to watch over from an elevated position.

The plastic portion of the step of the said product may break, which can cause the user to fall, the report said.

Primal Vantage mentioned in the report that they received six complaints of step breakage, which include two reports of users having bruises and cuts.

The affected products of the Primal Vantage Recall 2010 expansion was said to have been manufactured in China, and was sold on different outdoor and sporting goods retailers across US.

They were sold from April 2008 through November 2009, as a 3-package in model 105 or as a single step in model 155, the press release said.

Both model numbers have a ’08’ stamped on the plastic portion of the step, which indicates the year the product was of manufactured.

With this, CPSC is strongly advising affected consumers to immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Primal Vintage at once for a refund.

CPSC also emphasized that the product should not be returned to retail stores where they bought it, since refund is only being provided by Primal Vantage.

For more details and information, contact Primal Vantage toll free at (866) 972-6168 between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at

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