Recall: Skinner Knife Sheaths
On 2009-05-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Skinner Knife Sheaths due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2008 for about $0.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Browning knife sheath recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Knives (Pocket / Camping / Hunting) category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The knife can cut through the sheath because there is no blade guard in the sheath. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the Browning and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation co-branded skinner knife sheath (model 322087). The sheath is black with the 'Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation' logo stitched on the front. The packaging is black and yellow with 'Browning' printed on the side and the model number printed above the UPC. No other Browning or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation products are included in this recall.
These items were sold new+ at The sheath and knife were given away as a promotional item for new membership in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation from November 2008 through April 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 sheath immediately and discard it. Consumers with the recalled sheath will be notified directly and will be sent a new one free of charge.
For additional information, contact Browning at (800) 637-0230 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.browning.com (PDF)
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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