May 13, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Skinner Knife Sheaths
Units: About 10,000
Distributor: Browning, of Morgan, Utah and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, of Missoula, Mont.
Hazard: The knife can cut through the sheath because there is no blade guard in the sheath. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Browning and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation co-branded skinner knife sheath (model 322087). The sheath is black with the "Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation" logo stitched on the front. The packaging is black and yellow with "Browning" printed on the side and the model number printed above the UPC. No other Browning or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation products are included in this recall.
Sold to: The sheath and knife were given away as a promotional item for new membership in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation from November 2008 through April 2009.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the sheath immediately and discard it. Consumers with the recalled sheath will be notified directly and will be sent a new one free of charge.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Browning at (800) 637-0230 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.browning.com (PDF)
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