PhotoXtreme Outdoor Products (XOP) of Dubuque, Iowa, is recalling about 1,165 climbing sticks.

The climbing sticks can break due to a bolt failure on the center step, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury.

The firm has received two reports of injuries, including scrapes and bruises, a fractured foot and ribs.

This recall involves XOP climbing sticks used to climb trees. The climbing sticks have XOP and model number XOP-LMO4-SR printed on the box, and were sold in sand ripple green color in a 4-pack.

The climbing sticks measure about 36 inches tall and have three climbing steps.

The climbing sticks, manufactured in China, were sold at Webb’s Sporting Goods and TrailCam stores nationwide, Scheel’s in Omaha, Neb., and Overland Park, Kan., and online at XOPoutdoors.com from November 2018, through December 2018 for about $170.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled climbing sticks and return them to Xtreme Outdoor Products (XOP) for a full refund or refund in the form of a store credit.

Consumers may contact XOP toll-free at (877) 544-6611 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at service@xopoutdoors.com, or online at www.XOPoutdoors.com and click on “About” at the top of the page for more information.

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