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Gerber Recalls Instant Knife Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Gerber instant knife
  • Gerber instant knife
Name of Product:
Gerber® Instant™ Knife
Hazard:

The locking mechanism on the spring-assisted blade can fail to engage properly, causing the blade to fold during use, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
April 26, 2012
Units:
About 3,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, please 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

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled knives are spring-assisted clip knives with a black retractable 3.18" blade which can be folded into the textured black handle when the knife is not in use. The black handle has four diagonal slots on both sides. When closed, the knife measures 4.57" in length and when open, it measures 7.75". The Gerber "sword and shield" trademark appears in silver, on one side of the blade, close to the handle. The name "Gerber®" is written in silver on the knife's pocket clip. This recall involves model numbers 30-000435 and 31-001101. The different model numbers refer to the same knife sold in a box (30-000435) and in a blister pack (31-001101). The model number is printed on the original packaging underneath the barcode. It is not printed on the knife.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Instant Knives and contact Gerber Legendary Blades to receive a free replacement.

Incidents/Injuries:

None

Sold At

Sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2012 through March 2012 for about $50.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Gerber Legendary Blades of Portland, Ore

Recall number:
12-163
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