Gerber Cohort Foldable Knife Recall [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Gerber Cohort Foldable Knife Recall [US & Canada]Gerber Legendary Blades recalls approximately 161,000 Cohort Foldable Knives due to laceration hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/NEAl2; HCSC: http://ht.ly/NEAtz

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Gerber-Recalls-Cohort-Knives/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53487r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the Gerber Cohort Knife is an open frame Folding Clip Knife with either a black or dark gray anodized aluminum handle. The tail end of the handle includes a lanyard hole.

When the knife blade is fully extended, it is held in the open position with a liner lock function. When fully extended, the overall length of the knife is about 7 inches. When closed, the knife measures about 4 inches. The knife blade is 3 inches long, weighs less than 3 ounces and has the Gerber “sword and shield” trademark in silver on the non-clip side of the blade. The Gerber name appears on the knife clip.

The following models are being recalled. Model numbers can be found underneath the UPC barcode on the lower right corner on the rear of the hanging blister packaging. For box packaging, the model number is found on the bottom of the box.

Gerber branded Model Numbers: 30-000645N, 31-002488NDIP, 31-001714N, 31-002722HDN, 31-001714NDIP, 31-002885HDN, 31-001715N, 31-002885HDQP and 31-002488 Home Depot branded SKU Numbers: 1000044211 and 1000246978

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional variations of the recalled products are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, the Knife’s locking mechanism can fail to hold the blade, posing a laceration hazard. Gerber has received six (6) reports of laceration injuries, two (2) of which required stitches.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Cohort Foldable Knives, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact Gerber for a replacement.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Gerber Legendary Blades at 1-877-314-9130, 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.gerbergear.com and click on the Product Notifications linkfor more information
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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 15-148
HCSC ID number: RA-53487
Recalls Direct RIN: 5364-2015
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