Gerber Recalls Uppercut Knife and Sheath Sets Due to Laceration Hazard

The Uppercut model sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to come out of the sheath unexpectedly.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 06, 2013
Recall number: 13-257
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  • Gerber Uppercut Knife Sheath Set (back view of sheath with Gerber logo)

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    Gerber Uppercut Knife Sheath Set (back view of sheath with Gerber logo)

  • Gerber Uppercut Knife Sheath Set (front view of sheath with the sword and shield logo)

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    Gerber Uppercut Knife Sheath Set (front view of sheath with the sword and shield logo)

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Gerber® Uppercut™ Fixed Blade Knife and Sheath Set

Hazard:

The Uppercut sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to come out of the sheath unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (800) 289-4560 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.gerbergear.com and click on “Product Notifications” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,900

Description

All Uppercut Knife and Sheath sets include a black nylon sheath with an engraved Gerber sword and shield logo printed on the front and “GERBER” engraved on the snap clip on the back.  The sheaths are approximately 2.25-inches long and 1.25-inches wide at the top, tapering down to 0.5-inch at the base.  The knife sold with the sheath is a T-handled knife with an overall length of 4-inches and a 2-inch double-edged blade that snaps into the molded sheath.  The knife has a laser marked white sword and shield logo on the front and a white alphanumeric code on the back tang of the knife.  The Uppercut sets that were sold in a box have model number 30-000650 printed on the box. Sets sold in blister pack packaging have model number 31-001727 printed on the packaging. 

Incidents/Injuries

Gerber Legendary Blades has received one report of a laceration to a consumer that required medical attention, but no stitches. 

Remedy

Consumers should immediately cover and store the Uppercut knife in a safe area out of the reach of children. Contact Gerber Legendary Blades for instructions on returning the sheath for a free replacement sheath.

Sold at

Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.gerbergear.com from March 2013 through June 2013 for about $60 per knife and sheath set.   

Importer

Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore.  

Manufactured in

China

  • Gerber Uppercut Knife Sheath Set (back view of sheath with Gerber logo)

  • Gerber Uppercut Knife Sheath Set (front view of sheath with the sword and shield logo)