Simms Fishing Products Recalls Wading Staffs Due to Fall Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2010
Release #10-336
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 789-6555
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Simms Fishing Products Recalls Wading Staffs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Wading Staffs

Units: About 3,000

Manufacturer: Simms Fishing Products, of Bozeman, Mont.

Hazard: The wading staff can collapse posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled product is a wading staff used to assist in wading rivers and streams. These staffs, offered in two sizes (52" & 56"), are sterling silver in color and are identified by Simms item numbers AWS101152 or AWS101156 (UPC numbers 94264-10102 or 94264-10103). The item number and UPC numbers can be found on the product hang tag attached to the staff at time of purchase. Affected wading staffs are visibly identifiable by a silver cable connector.

Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from March 2010 through June 2010 for about $120.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Simms Fishing Products or an authorized dealer to receive a free replacement staff or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Simms Fishing Products toll-free at (877) 789-6555 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.simmsfishing.com, or email the firm at recall@simmsfishing.com

Pictures of Recalled Wading Staff and Silver Cable Connector