Note: Revised Firm Telephone Contact Number


Firm's Contact Number: (800) 950-6161 Ext. 1206

August 29, 2007


Release # 07-295


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: Gerber EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Pocket Knives

Units: About 154,000

Importer: Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore., a division of Fiskars Brands Inc., of Madison, Wis

Hazard: During use, the back of the blade of the knife can slide past the blade support, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Gerber has received eight reports of individuals cutting themselves while using the knife, including several individuals who required stitches.

Description: The recall involves Gerber EAB Pocket Knives, model numbers 22-41548, 22-41548CDIP, 22-01548W and 22-41548W. The knives are small, folding utility knives that can be clipped to the owner's pocket. The knives are marked with the "Gerber" trademark.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart, and through on-line stores from September 2006 through August 2007 for about $11.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled knives immediately and contact Gerber to receive instructions on how to return the knife for a free replacement knife.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at 800-950-6161 Ext. 1206 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Gerber EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Pocket Knife

Picture of Recalled Gerber EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Pocket Knife