Recall: Gerber Uppercut Fixed Blade Knife and Sheath Set
On 2013-08-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Gerber Uppercut Fixed Blade Knife and Sheath Set due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2013 for about $60.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Gerber knife recall. Instance(s) of severe 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 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 289-4560
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What is the problem?
The Uppercut sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to come out of the sheath unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ at Sporting goods stores nationwide and online at www.gerbergear.com from March 2013 through June 2013 for about $60 per knife and sheath set.
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 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.
Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (800) 289-4560 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.gerbergear.com and click on "Product Notifications" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Gerber Legendary Blades has received one report of a laceration to a consumer that required medical attention, but no stitches.
+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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