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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: Winchester® Hunting Knife Sets
Units: About 13,000
Importer: Gerber® Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore.
Hazard: The latching mechanism for the knife’s interchangeable blades can unexpectedly fail and release the blade. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2011 through September 2011 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knife sets and contact the firm for a free replacement product of equal or higher value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, 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