January 27, 2004


BBK Enterprises Inc. Announces Recall of Tree Climbers


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.

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 Goods 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: www.bbkhuntingsystems.com.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers 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 http://www.bbkhuntingsystems.com/#recall.