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Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks

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Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks. (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Muddy Outdoors, of Albia, Iowa, announced a voluntary recall of about 1,500 Muddy Outdoors tree climbing sticks.

Manufacturer: Classic Asia Group, of China

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

Result: If your Climbing Stick has: (1) burnt orange color pattern in rope (diagram B) and (2) single posts on the tree cleat (diagram C), do not use or sell these Climbing Sticks. (Image credit: CPSC.)

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

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