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Heads Up- Tree Stand Recall-CPSC, BBK Enterprises Inc. Announce Recall of Tree Climbers

Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at

Name of product: BBK 10010 Tree Climbers Units: 630

Importer: BBK Enterprises Inc., of San Antonio, Texas

Hazard: The steel back brace on the tree climber can weaken and fail, posing a serious injury hazard to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recalled BBK Tree Climbers have a model number of BBK 10010, which can be found on the outside of the box. The climber, which is primarily used by hunters, has a 2-piece climbing stand with a green powder coat finish, a camouflage padded seat and an expanded metal platform. A yellow warning label on the climber has BBK's name, address, and phone number printed on it.

Sold at: Hunting gear retailers and distributors nationwide, including Mattoon Rural King Supply, Johnston Seed, Everharts Sporting Good and Sportsradein, sold the tree climbers between August 2003 and October 2003 for about $90. The recalled units were also sold on the BBK Enterprises Web site:

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumer should stop using these climbers immediately and call BBK or the retail store to return the units and receive reimbursement.

Consumer Contact: Contact BBK at (800) 228-4846 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to their Web site at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at

BBK's Recall Hotline: +1-800-457-6886
CPSC Recall Hotline: +1-800-638-2772
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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