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Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Cohort Knife

Starting date:
May 26, 2015
Posting date:
May 26, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53487

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Gerber Legendary Blades

Affected products

Gerber Cohort Knife with Certain Model Numbers and Date Codes

Product description

This recall involves certain Gerber Cohort knife models. The Cohort knife is an open frame folding clip knife with both a black or dark grey anodized aluminum handle and a silver steel liner. The following models are affected by this recall:

  • 30-000645N
  • 31-001714N
  • 31-001714NDIP
  • 31-001715N
  • 31-002488N
  • 31-002488NDIP
  • 31-002722HDN
  • 31-002885HDN
  • 31-002885HDQP

The model number can be found underneath the UPC barcode on the lower right corner on the rear of the trap blister packaging. For box packaging, the model number is found on a label at the bottom of the box.

Additionally, the product date code appears on the blade, beneath the thumb stud, on the clip side of the knife. The last figure in the product date code is a letter, and only knives with letters "E" and "F" are included in this recall.

The tail end of the handle includes a lanyard hole through both sides. When the knife blade is fully extended, it is held in the open position with a liner lock function. When fully extended, the overall length of the knife is approximately 17.75 centimetres (7 inches). When closed, the knife measures approximately 10 centimetres long (4 inches) and weighs less than 85 grams (3 ounces). The knife blade is approximately 7. 6 centimetres long (3 inches) and is marked on one side with the Gerber "sword and shield" trademark in silver on the non-clip side of the blade. The Gerber name appears on the knife clip.

Hazard identified

The locking mechanism can fail to hold the blade when excessive pressure is applied to the back of the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Gerber Legendary Blades has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.

Gerber Legendary Blades has received 6 reports of laceration injuries in the United States, two of which required stitches.

Number sold

Approximately 11,000 of the recalled knives were sold in Canada at various retailers, and approximately 150,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled knives were sold from March 2013 to March 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Yangjiang Andeli Kitchen Knives Enterprises Co., Ltd
Guangdong/Yangijang
CHINA
Distributor
Fiskars Canada, Inc.
Gerber Legendary Blades
Markham
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumer should immediately stop using the knife, close it carefully by folding the blade into the handle, and contact Gerber Legendary Blades to receive instructions on how to return the closed knife for a free replacement.

For additional information, consumers may contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at 1-877-314-9130, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website  and click on Product Notifications.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.