Update: Summit Viper Treestands Recalled Over Fall Hazard
Summit Treestands has recalled about 2,555 Viper Level PRO SD Treestands because hunters can fall and suffer serious injuries.
The problem is that the treestand’s tree cable can dislodge from the cable assembly, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
The recall was issued after 2 reports of the cable dislodging. No injuries were reported.
The recall involves Viper Level PRO SD climbing treestand with model number SU81140 or SU81141. Unlike other Summit climbing stands, it has a system to change the level of the treestand while it is in the tree.
The recalled treestands were sold nationwide at sporting goods stores and online at www.summitstands.com from January 2022 through October 2022 for about $530.
Summit Treestands is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Viper Level PRO SD treestand and contact the company for a full refund.
What’s the Problem?
This CPSC Recall began on Nov. 4, 2020, and affects the following 2017 model year X-Stand Treestands:
- Model #XSCT334 Silent Adrenaline Treestand — Batch Numbers 5X-1017, 5X-1517
- Model #XSCT355 Apache Treestand — Batch Number 5X-5317
“The firm has received five reports of the treestand’s cable separating, resulting in two injuries involving fractures,” CPSC said.
The model of affected treestands is located on the box and in the instruction manual. Treestands with a batch number located on the metal plate riveted to the stand that ends in “17” are included in the recall.
The recalled treestands were sold at Sportsman’s Guide stores (Silent Adrenaline treestands) and sporting goods stores (Apache treestands) nationwide and online from May 2017 through December 2018 for between $200 and $230.
Consumers who purchased a recalled treestand should stop using it immediately and contact X-Stand Treestands for a refund.
The CPSC Recall Number for this item is 21-022.
Do I Have a Treestand Recall Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Treestand Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled tree stand, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.