CPSC: Winchester® Hunting Knife Sets Pose Injury Risks, Recalled

11/02/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Portland, OR — About 13,000 Winchester® Hunting Knife Sets are being voluntarily recalled for laceration hazard risks the defective knives pose to consumers. Gerber® Legendary Blades and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the nationwide recall on November 1, 2011.

The recall was issued after discovering that the latching mechanism for the knife’s interchangeable blades can unexpectedly fail, causing the blade to be released. This defect poses a laceration hazard to consumers.

“This recall involves Winchester Hunting Knife Sets with model number 31-000801. The model number is printed on the back, lower right corner of the packaging. The knife sets have a single handle with a lock release button and four interchangeable blades. ‘Winchester®’ is printed in red on the knife set’s handle and is etched onto the side of each of the four blades,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to contact Gerber® Legendary Blades for a free replacement product.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (877) 314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.gerbergear.com.

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