Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Hunting Knife Sets Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2011
Release #12-030
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 314-9130
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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® Hunting Knife Sets

Units: About 13,000

Importer: Gerber® 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®" 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

Picture of recalled hunting knife set