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Recall: Master Cutlery MTech USA Karambit Neck Knife and Sheath

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On 2014-07-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Master Cutlery MTech USA Karambit Neck Knife and Sheath due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2014 for about $20.

About 4,000 units are involved in this Master Cutlery 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 2014. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 700,000 product units.

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Master Cutlery MTech USA Karambit Neck Knife and Sheath
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Company Contact Information:

Website: mastercutlery.com
Phone: (888) 271-7229

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What is the problem?

The sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to fall out of the sheath unexpectedly. This poses a risk of laceration to the consumer.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the Karambit neck knife and sheath. The half-moon shaped knife measures 7 inches in length and was sold in an urban camo print. "MTech USA" is laser printed on the blade. Model number MT-664UC-SO is marked on the back of the knife. The knife fits into an unmarked molded black sheath that is about 4.5 inches in length. The sheath has a snap clip on the back and also comes with a beaded lanyard chain. Replacement sheaths have "MTech USA" laser printed on the back.

These items were sold new+ at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores from March 2014 through May 2014 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 sheath, store the knife and sheath in a safe area and contact Master Cutlery for instructions on obtaining a free replacement sheath.

Master Cutlery Inc., toll-free at (888) 271-7229 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.mastercutlery.com and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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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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