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Recall: Tool Bench Utility Knife

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On 2009-12-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Tool Bench Utility Knife due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2009 for about $1.

About 200,000 units are involved in this Greenbrier International utility 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 6th recall of products in the Tools Miscellaneous category in 2009. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.

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Tool Bench Utility Knife
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.dollartree.com
Phone: (800) 876-8077

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What is the problem?

The utility knife's blade can slide past the blade support during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The utility knife is black or gray and measures about 6 inches long and about 1 1/4 inches wide. The package includes an extra blade. "Tool Bench Utility Knife" is printed on the front of the product's packaging. "975942," date code "93" and "UPC 639277759429" are printed on the back of the packaging.

These items were sold new+ at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill, Greenbacks and Deal stores nationwide from April 2009 through October 2009 for about $1.

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 stop using the recalled utility knife and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollartree.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Dollar Tree has received one report of a cut/laceration with the utility knife.

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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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