Simms Fishing Products' wading staffs recalled

Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Washington, D.C - WASHINGTON (WMBF) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of Simms Fishing Products' wading staffs Wednesday.

The wading staff, used to assist in wading rivers and streams, can collapse and pose a fall hazard for users. No injuries have been reported.

They are offered in two sizes: 52" (item number AWS101152, UPC number 94264-10102) and 56" (item number AWS101156, UPC number 94264-10103) and are sterling silver in color.

The item and UPC numbers can be found on the hang tag attached to the staff at the time of purchase. Affected wading staffs are visibly identified by a silver cable connector.

The staffs were sold at authorized dealers nationwide from March 2010 through June 2010 for about $120.

Consumers should immediately stop using the staffs and contact Simms Fishing Products or an authorized dealer to receive a free replacement staff or full refund.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

For additional information, contact Simms Fishing Products at 877-789-6555 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.simmsfishing.com, or email the firm at recall@simmsfishing.com.

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