January 5, 2004††††


Olí Man Treestands Announces Recall of Hunting Tree Stands


Name of Product: Tree Stands for Hunters


Units: 1,775


Manufacturer: Olí Man Treestands, of Hattiesburg, Miss., a division of L & L Enterprises, Inc.


Hazard: A serrated blade that supports the stand on a tree can bend, posing the risk of falls and serious injuries to hunters.


Description: The climbing tree stands included in this recall are the Original Olí Man Double X with model number OMDX-MO, Grand Olí Man Double X with model number GOMDX-MO, Multi-Vision with model number MV- MO, and Grand Multi-Vision with Model number GMV-MO. All units have Warning labels affixed to the stands varying in weight capacities of 250 lbs to 350 lbs. The bottom platform of each tree stand has a lot number stamped on the serrated blades that would indicate when it was produced. Only tree stands having the number 1903 or 2103 stamped on the blades of the stand bottom are included in the recall. The stands have a mesh net seat and are painted green.

Sold At: Hunting supply stores, Web sites and catalogs nationwide from June 2003 through November 2003 for between $160 and $270.


Manufactured In: China.


Remedy: Consumers should stop using these treestands with 1903 and 2103 stamping on the blades immediately, and call Olí Man Treestands for a repair or replacement product.


Consumer Contact: Contact Olí Man Treestands at (800) 861-7595 Ext. 20 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or visit the companyís Web site at http://www.olmantreestands.com/recall.htm.