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Recall: Cohort Folding Knife

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On 2015-05-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cohort Folding Knife due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2013 for about $30.

About 200,000 units are involved in this 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 is the 1st recall of products in the Knives (Pocket / Camping / Hunting) category in 2015. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 700,000 product units.

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Cohort Folding Knife
Image of Recalled Cohort Knife - Open Clip 773780
Image of Recalled Cohort Knife- Closed Clip 541155
Image of Recalled Cohort Knife - Open Non-Clip 360592
Image of Recalled Cohort Knife- Closed Non-Clip 808070
Image of Recalled Location of date code 964179
Note: The recalling company may not have provided images for every model. Please review the detailed description below.

Company Contact Information:

Website: gerbergear.com
Phone: (877) 314-9130

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What is the problem?

The locking mechanism can fail to hold the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The Cohort is an open frame folding clip knife with either a black or dark gray anodized aluminum handle. The tail end of the handle includes a lanyard hole. When the knife blade is fully extended, it is held in the open positon with a liner lock function. When fully extended, the overall length of the knife is about 7 inches. When closed, the knife measures about 4 inches. The knife blade is 3 inches long, weighs less than 3 ounces and has the Gerber "sword and shield" trademark in silver on the non-clip side of the blade. The Gerber name appears on the knife clip. The following models are being recalled. Model numbers can be found underneath the UPC barcode on the lower right corner on the rear of the hanging blister packaging. For box packaging, the model number is found on the bottom of the box.
Gerber Model Numbers
30-000645N 31-002488NDIP
31-001714N 31-002722HDN
31-001714NDIP 31-002885HDN
31-001715N 31-002885HDQP
31-002488N
Home Depot SKU Numbers
1000044211 1000246978
A product date code appears on the blade, beneath the thumb stud, on the clip side of the knife. The last figure in the code is a letter, and the recall applies to all Cohort knives with the letters "E" and "F."


This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53487r-eng.php

These items were sold new+ at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Home Depot, other retailers nationwide and online at www.gerbergear.com and other online sporting goods stores from January 2013 through March 2015 for about $30.

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 knife and contact Gerber for a replacement.

Gerber Legendary Blades toll free at (877) 314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.gerbergear.com and click on Product Notifications for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Gerber received six reports of laceration injuries, two of which required stitches.

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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.

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