CPSC, BBK Enterprises Inc. Announce Recall of Tree Climbers

January 27, 2004
Release # 04-071
BBK's Recall Hotline: (800) 457-6886
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, BBK Enterprises Inc. Announce Recall of Tree Climbers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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 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) 457-6886 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to their Web site at www.bbkhuntingsystems.com.

Picture of Recalled Tree Climber