CPSC – Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death

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Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks

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Muddy Outdoors climbing stick rope and tree cleats

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Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks packaging

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Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks packaging

Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks

Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks

Muddy Outdoors; toll-free at (877) 366-8339, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.gomuddy.com and click on “Muddy Info-Latest News” or “Products-Muddy Outdoors-Sticks” section for more information.

About 1,500

The recalled Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks are used to climb trees. They consist of a 20-inch black center stick with tree cleats and fold-out steps on each end. A black and burnt orange-colored rope fastened by a cam cleat secures the stick to the tree. The tree cleats have single metal tabs or posts. Model number 70401 or 70404 is printed on the packaging. The climbing sticks were sold individually or in packs of four.

The firm has received four reports of the climbing sticks breaking. There have been no reported injuries.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled climbing sticks and return them to Muddy Outdoors for a refund or a free replacement product.

Bass Pro, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Scheel’s and other hunting and outdoor stores nationwide from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $50 when sold individually and $160 when sold in a pack of four.

Muddy Outdoors, of Albia, Iowa

Classic Asia Group, of China

China

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