Wisconsin-based hunting stand company Ardisam Inc. has agreed to pay a $420,000 civil penalty to settle a government lawsuit. In 2004, the company recalled 78,000 hunting tree stands that “unexpectedly detached from trees,” sending hunters tumbling to the ground. The suit alleged the company “failed to immediately report” the problem. [CPSC]

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  1. smirky says:

    Not that it’s a funny situation but I can’t help but giggle imagining the hunter’s surprise when the stand “unexpectedly detached”.

  2. Chris Walters says:

    @smirky: yup, that’s pretty much why I posted it.

  3. nardo218 says:

    Uh. Sure as they fell, a cascade of beer cans didn’t rain down behind them?

    (I kid, I kid.)

  4. CumaeanSibyl says:

    Damn, Ardisam’s lucky some poor bastard didn’t accidentally shoot himself in the process of falling.

  5. tomcatv1 says:

    I can see a bunch of deer or duck laughing their asses off. Just flattens the shooting field.