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Product Recall – Gerber Recalls Uppercut Knife, Sheath Sets

Product Recall, Gerber Uppercut Knife
CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Hazard: The Uppercut sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to come out of the sheath unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately cover and store the Uppercut knife in a safe area out of the reach of children. Contact Gerber Legendary Blades for instructions on returning the sheath for a free replacement sheath.

Consumer Contact: Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (800) 289-4560 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online and click on “Product Notifications” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,900

Description: All Uppercut Knife and Sheath sets include a black nylon sheath with an engraved Gerber sword and shield logo printed on the front and “GERBER” engraved on the snap clip on the back.  The sheaths are approximately 2.25-inches long and 1.25-inches wide at the top, tapering down to 0.5-inch at the base.  The knife sold with the sheath is a T-handled knife with an overall length of 4-inches and a 2-inch double-edged blade that snaps into the molded sheath.  The knife has a laser marked white sword and shield logo on the front and a white alphanumeric code on the back tang of the knife.  The Uppercut sets that were sold in a box have model number 30-000650 printed on the box. Sets sold in blister pack packaging have model number 31-001727 printed on the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: Gerber Legendary Blades has received one report of a laceration to a consumer that required medical attention, but no stitches.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and online from March 2013 through June 2013 for about $60 per knife and sheath set.  

Importer: Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore.

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