May 18, 2004
CESSO, LLC, is recalling about 15,000 Tree Lounge tree stand levelers.

If the Tree Lounge is subjected to significant impact from a heavy load, a tube on the leveler can crack. If the leveler is installed beneath the Tree Lounge, the bolts attaching the leveler to the Tree Lounge can bend or begin to pull through the leveler. In either of these circumstances, users can lose their balance and possibly fall.

CESSO has received three reports of consumer injury associated with leveler failure.

Levelers are designed for use with the Tree Lounge tree stand. The levelers are powder-coated green, with a T handle screw that spreads or contracts the two tubes of the leveler as necessary in order to level the Tree Lounge as the diameter of the tree changes during ascent or descent.

The devices were sold by the firms Web site, mail-order catalogue and at outdoor specialty stores nationwide from January 2001 through December 2003 for about $70.

Consumers should return their levelers to the firm for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call CESSO, LLC at (800) 808-1541 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can send their levelers to CESSO LLC at 8630 Wallace Tatum Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).