Fall Hazard Prompts Recall of Climbing Sticks from Innopower

Fall Hazard Prompts Recall of Climbing Sticks from Innopower
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October 21, 2015

A hunting equipment manufacturer is issuing a recall for a product that poses a fall hazard.

Innopower, Inc. announced this week that it would be recalling certain Hawk brand climbing sticks after the discovery that the folding steps can bend or break during use. The company includes about 730 climbing sticks in the recall.

The affected products are the 2014 and 2015 Hawk 2085 RAZOR 3PK (32 inches long), the 2085-1 RAZOR 1PK (32 inches long), and the 2015 Hawk 2084 RAZOR SHORTMAX 4PK (20 inches long) and 2084-1 RAZOR SHORTMAX 1PK (20 inches long) climbing sticks. The aluminum sticks, which have a gray finish, tie with nylon strap to tree trunks and provide steps for consumers to climb. Recalled steps have three rectangular holes cut in the bottom of them, which differentiate them from non-recalled steps, which have circular holes.

The firm has received reports of five incidents of steps breaking. Only minor injuries, including scratches and bruises, have been reported.

Consumers could purchase these products at from June 2014 to August 2015 for between $38 and $130 at the following retailers: A-1 Archery, Camofire LLC, Cinnamon Creek Ranch Archery, DNW Outdoors, Eunice Archery Range, Franks Great Outdoors, GameMasters, Grabow Archers, Hunter's Refuge, & Gear, Innovations of Home, Jay's Sporting Goods, Jon's Sports Shop, Long Range Archery, Mack's Sport Shop, RackFan Addicts, Simmons Sporting Goods, and Woodbury Outfitters.

Consumers should immediately stop using the climbing sticks and contact Innopower for information on returning the folding steps for a free replacement.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Innopower at (800) 916-3115.