Normally, we try to bring you articles about ways that you can stay safe. Today, we’re going to try something a little different.
Autumn in Colorado has long been one of our favorite times of the year. The weather is exciting, and the opportunities to explore seem limitless. Many of us camp, hike or even hunt. Even though this season is winding down, there are still a few more excursions to be had.
When you’re in the outdoors, you depend on your gear. If you’re anything like us, you research most gear purchases weeks (and, we’ll admit, sometimes even months) beforehand. Sometimes though, (perhaps on one of those last minute trips) we don’t always plan ahead.
Many people don’t know that the Federal Government maintains a listing of product recalls.
Check Those Listings HERE
While not every product recall makes this list, it’s important to keep an eye on it.
We wanted to bring your attention to two in particular.
This tree climbing stand is made by Big Game and was sold at several sporting goods stores. According to the information at CPSC.gov, some stands were shipped with defective cables that could snap under pressure. One person was reported to be injured.
The tree stands were sold between June 2014 and June 2015 in Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shop, Menards, Rogers Sporting Goods and Sportsman’s Guide stores. Some stands were also sold online. The stands were manufactured in China.
To read more about the Big Game Tree Stand Recall, Check The Announcement HERE
Get More Details HERE
When you’re in the backcountry, a knife can be a useful tool. Maybe that’s why many outdoorsmen (and women) keep one close-at-hand (often in a pocket or a bag.) Unfortunately not all knives are created equal.
L.L. Bean recently recalled a Hunting Knife as it may be able to cut through the sheath that it came with. That could mean an unsuspecting hiker is at risk of laceration–a pretty serious injury.
Fortunately, at the time of writing, there have been no reported incidents.
L.L. Bean has established a program to provide replacement sheaths to customers who own a defective one.
When it comes to product safety, most companies are proactive and responsible–just like L.L. Bean. From time to time, however, there are exceptions. By keeping an eye out on the recall list, you can help keep your family and other loved ones safe.