Bear Grylls Parang Machete Sheath Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Fiskars Brands Australia recalls some Stitched Sheaths for Bear Grylls Parang Machetes due to laceration hazard. ACCC:

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Bear Grylls Parang Machete

Bear Grylls Parang Machete

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the stitched sheath is made of black nylon, with only stitching on the curved side. There are five rivets on the bottom of the sheath and two rivets bordering the strap on top. The Machete itself measures 50 centimetres (about 19-1/2 inches) with a blade length of 34 centimetres (about 13-1/2 inches).

The recalled Sheath measures 40 centimetres (about 16 inches) long and 9 centimetres (about 3-1/2 inches) wide, and has the word “GERBER” printed in gray and two Bear Grylls logos in orange. The recalled Sheath has a total of seven rivets and is the only one of the two styles of Sheaths sold with the Parang Machete included in this recall.

According to the ACCC, the Parang Machete can cut through the stitching of its Sheath when the blade is taken from or replaced in the Sheath. This is far more likely to occur when the Parang is inserted in the Stitched Sheath upside down; in fact, Gerber does not believe this hazard can occur unless the Parang Machete is taken from or replaced in the Stitched Sheath upside down. If the Machete’s blade cuts through the stitching of the Sheath, it would pose a laceration hazard to consumers.


ACCC PRA number: 2013/13640
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2176
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