October 15, 2003

Alert #04-504


The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: MiniBuck™ Black Pocket Knives

Units: 2,000

Manufacturer: Buck Knives Inc., of El Cajon, Calif.

Hazard: The black plastic handles of the pocket knives can crack, posing a risk of injury from the blade.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: Model 425BK MiniBuck Black Knives have a plastic handle and a non-serrated 1-7/8 inch drop-point blade. The knives are 2-7/8 inches long when closed and 4-3/4 inches when open. Each of the subject knives bears the designation "T" on the blade of the knife after the model number.

Sold At: Department, sporting goods and specialty stores nationwide sold the recalled pocket knives from July 2003 through September 2003 for about $15. The knives also were sold through Buck's Web site at

Manufactured In: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Buck Knives Inc. to receive a free replacement knife.

Consumer Contact: Buck Knives Inc. at (800) 215-2825 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to receive a replacement knife.

Media Contact: Veronica Cox (619) 449-1100 x226

picture of recalled knife