Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Hunting Knife Sets Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Winchester(r) Hunting Knife Sets
Units: About 13,000
Importer: Gerber(r) Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore.
Hazard: The latching mechanism for the knife’s interchangeable blades can unexpectedly fail and release the blade. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Winchester Hunting Knife Sets with model number 31-000801. The model number is printed on the back, lower right corner of the packaging. The knife sets have a single handle with a lock release button and four interchangeable blades. “Winchester(r)” is printed in red on the knife set’s handle and is etched onto the side of each of the four blades.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2011 through September 2011 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knife sets and contact the firm for a free replacement product of equal or higher value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (877) 314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.gerbergear.com
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12030.html