Dollar Tree Utility Knife recalled due to laceration hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Dollar Tree’s Tool Bench Utility Knife has been recalled due to threat of injury.

Product liability lawyers alert- Dollar Tree Stores Inc. announced a recall of their utility knife due to laceration threat.

Chesapeake, VA—A voluntary recalled announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http:///www.cpsc.gov and Dollar Tree Stores Inc., recalled the Tool Bench Utility Knife due to injury hazard. Consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

About 204,000 of the China manufactured Tool Bench Utility Knife were sold nationwide at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Greenbacks, and Deal$ stores from April 2009 through October 2009 for $1. The injury hazard is posed when the utility knife’s blade can slide past the blade support during usage, which can cause the consumer to sustain lacerations. One instance of a cut/laceration from the recalled product was reported to Dollar Tree. The recalled knife is black or gray, and measures about 6 inches long and about 1¼ inch wide, and comes with an extra blade. The inscription “Tool Bench Utility Knife” can be located on the front of the products packaging, with “975942,” data code “93,” and “UPC 639277759429” are printed on the backside of the packaging.

Consumers are advised to return the recalled product back to place of purchase for a full refund. For any addition information consumers can contact Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; you can also visit their Web site at www.dollartree.com.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.

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