Recall: Greenlee Folding Pocket Utility Knife
On 2012-02-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Greenlee Folding Pocket Utility Knife due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $20.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Greenlee Textron pocket knife 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 435-0786
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What is the problem?
The blade locking mechanism can fail, allowing the blade to fold inward toward the handle, posing a laceration hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Greenlee Hawk Bill folding pocket utility knives with model numbers 0652-27 and UT652-27. The models are identical. Each has a single curved 2.6-inch stainless steel blade and a 4-inch green and black plastic handle. The Greenlee name and logo are printed on the blade. Model numbers are printed in the upper right corner of the boxes in which the knives are packaged.
These items were sold new+ at Distributors of professional tools and products nationwide from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20.
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 knife and return it to the distributor for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Greenlee toll-free at (800)435-0786 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT or visit the firm's website at www.greenlee.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of the blade lock failing. No injuries have been reported.
+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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