Predators & Small Game
Gerber Knife Set Recall
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® Hunting Knife Sets
Units: About 13,000
Importer: Gerber® Legendary Blades, of Portland, OR
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®" 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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 314-9130
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission