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The following recalls have been announced:

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AIR RIFLES

DETAILS: Hatsan Striker air rifles imported by HatsanUSA Inc. of Bentonville, Ark., and manufactured by Hatsan Arms Company of Turkey; sold at Dunham's Sports, Sportsman's Warehouse, other sporting goods stores and gun shops nationwide, online and in catalogs including Airgun Depot, The Sportsman's Guide and Pyramyd Air from November 2011 through July 2012. The air rifles that shoot pellets are available in three styles: black with a gray forearm grip and gray rear grip; camouflage with a black forearm grip and black rear grip; and brown hardwood with crosshatching cut into the forearm grip and rear grip. They measure 43 inches in length. The air rifles have a black scope and a front sight and a rear sight. "Striker" is printed on the top of the gun's barrel behind the rear sight. The serial numbers are printed on the air rifle's barrel block on the left side just in front of the rear sight.

WHY: The air rifles can fire unexpectedly when closing the action during the cocking process.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received one report of an air rifle that unexpectedly discharged while a consumer closed the action during the cocking process. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,400.

FOR MORE: Contact HatsanUSA, Inc. at 877-278-4448 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.hatsanusa.com/striker-recall .

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TREE STANDS

DETAILS: Tree Stands for Hunters imported by Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc. of Cumberland, Wis.; sold at Blain's Farm and Fleet, Gander Mountain, Mills Fleet Farm, Orscheln - Farm & Home, Rogers Sporting Goods, Scheels All Sports and other sporting goods stores nationwide from May to September 2012. The Rivers Edge Big Foot, Lite Foot and Baby Big Foot tree stands are used for bow and rifle hunting. The snap-hook assembly is used to attach the stand to trees or poles. Recalled models have the date "2012" on the round ID tag located on the crossbar beneath the seat and do not have an orange dot and an "X'' stamped on the snap-hook. Model numbers are located on a black sticker on the seat post just below the seat and on the product packaging. The tree stands were manufactured in China.

WHY: The snap-hook assemblies can fail and cause the tree stand to fall to the ground.

INCIDENTS: Rivers Edge has received three reports of incidents of snap-hook assemblies failing; one caused minor bumps and bruises and one caused a broken toe and lacerated hand.

HOW MANY: About 14,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Rivers Edge at 866-527-9690 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, or at visit the firm's website at www.riversedgesafetyrecall.com .


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