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Recall: Promotional Knife

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On 2009-12-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Promotional Knife due to a potential cut hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2009 for about $0.

About 20,000 units are involved in this 5.11 Tactical folding knife recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Knives (Pocket / Camping / Hunting) category in 2009. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 600,000 product units.

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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.511tactical.com
Phone: (866) 451-1726

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What is the problem?

The knife can fail to lock into its open position, posing a cutting hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled folding knives, Style No. 51041019, have a black handle with a pocket clip and are approximately five inches in length when closed and seven and three-quarters inches in length when the blade is open.

These items were sold new+ at The knives were given away as a free promotional item commencing in September 2009 and ending in December 2009.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should stop using the knives immediately and either return the knives to their local 5.11 Tactical retailer or contact 5.11 Tactical directly to arrange for the return and exchange of the knives for a substitute promotional item at no cost to them.

For additional information, contact 5.11 Tactical Customer Service at (866) 451-1726 or visit the firm's Web site at www.511tactical.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

One minor cut was reported by a store employee.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.