NEWS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Safety Comes First And Foremost – HSS Issues A
Voluntary Recall Of Carabineer On Ultra Lite Harness
Danville, Alabama (September 29, 2010) — Hunter Safety System is committed to providing treestand hunters with the highest quality safety products on the market. In keeping with those commitments to safety, HSS announced an immediate voluntary recall of the carabineers that were included with the new HSS 300 Ultra Lite Harness.
There have been no reported incidents involving these carabineers; however, based on the high standards that Hunter Safety System requires, the company feels it is necessary to issue a voluntary recall based on recent findings. Through rigorous testing, it became apparent that the carabineer gate retention pins can inadvertently detach, permitting the carabineer gate to open and creating the possibility of the treestrap or lineman’s climbing strap to release from the carabineer, thereby allowing the user to fall.
“We feel this product does not meet our safety standards,” said John Wydner, HSS co-owner and president. “For this reason we are replacing all carabineers that were included with the HSS 300 Ultra Lite Harnesses free of charge, including shipping. Although we have not had any reports of this happening outside our factory, we are issuing this voluntary recall to maintain the highest possible product-quality standards for all of our customers.”
Hunter Safety System representatives have been working around the clock to contact dealers and individuals who have purchased the HSS 300 Ultra Lite Harness regarding this recall and potential problem with the carabineer. The UPC Code for this item is: 8-59540-00083-0. All owners and users of the HSS 300 Ultra Lite Harness are directed to immediately discontinue use of the carabineers and the included Lineman’s Climbing Strap, and they should contact Hunter Safety System at 877-296-3528 for a carabineer exchange.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our loyal customers,” Wydner said. “We are doing everything in our power to make this exchange as easy as possible; however, we want everyone to be safe. That is the most important thing in the world to everyone here at Hunter Safety System.”
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Alabama, Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll free 877-296-3528; or visit the company website at www.hssvest.com.