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RECALL VS SAFETY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2004
Release # 04-137 Firm's Hotline: (800) 808-1541
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC and CESSO, LLC Announce Recall of Tree Stand Components.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: "Tree Lounge" Tree Stand Levelers

Units: 15,000

Manufacturer/Importer: CESSO, LLC, of Cumming, Ga.

Hazard: If the "Tree Lounge" is subjected to significant impact from a heavy load, a tube on the leveler can crack. If the leveler is installed beneath the "Tree Lounge," the bolts attaching the leveler to the "Tree Lounge" can bend or begin to pull through the leveler. In either of these circumstances, users can lose their balance and possibly fall.

Incidents/Injuries: CESSO has received three reports of consumer injury associated with leveler failure.

Description: Levelers are designed for use with the "Tree Lounge" tree stand. The levelers are powder-coated green, with a T handle screw that spreads or contracts the two tubes of the leveler as necessary in order to level the "Tree Lounge" as the diameter of the tree changes during
ascent or descent.

Sold by: Firm's Web site, mail-order catalogue and at outdoor specialty stores nationwide from January 2001 through December 2003 for about $70.

Manufactured in: U.S.A. and China

Remedy: Consumers should return their levelers to the firm for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call CESSO, LLC at (800) 808-1541 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can send their levelers to CESSO LLC at 8630 Wallace Tatum Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

To view this press release online, use the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04137.html

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