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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks Due To Risk of Serious Injury or Death

Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 366-8339
December 20, 2012 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #13-078 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death

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: Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks

  • Units: About 1,500

  • Importer: Muddy Outdoors, of Albia, Iowa

  • Manufacturer: Classic Asia Group, of China

  • Hazard: The climbing sticks can break, posing risk of serious injury or death to users.

  • Incidents / Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the climbing sticks breaking. There have been no reported injuries.

  • Description: The recalled Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks are used to climb trees. They consist of a 20-inch black center stick with tree cleats and fold-out steps on each end. A black and burnt orange-colored rope fastened by a cam cleat secures the stick to the tree. The tree cleats have single metal tabs or posts. Model number 70401 or 70404 is printed on the packaging. The climbing sticks were sold individually or in packs of four.

  • Sold at: Bass Pro, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Scheels and other hunting and outdoor stores nationwide from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $50 when sold individually and $160 when sold in a pack of four.

  • Manufactured in: China

  • Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled climbing sticks and return them to Muddy Outdoors for a refund or a free replacement product.

  • Consumer Contact: Muddy Outdoors; toll-free at (877) 366-8339, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.gomuddy.com and click on "Muddy Info-Latest News" or "Products-Muddy Outdoors-Sticks" section for more information.

Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks

Muddy Outdoors climbing stick rope and tree cleats

Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks packaging

Muddy Outdoors climbing sticks packaging


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell a recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.



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