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Winchester® Hunting Knife Set

Starting date:
November 22, 2011
Posting date:
November 22, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002707

Affected products

Winchester® Hunting Knife Set

Product description

This recall involves the Winchester® Hunting Knife Set (Model # 31-000801). The model number is printed on the back, lower right corner of the packaging.

The knife sets contains a single handle with a lock release button and four interchangeable blades. The name "Winchester®" is in red print located on the knife set's handle and is etched on the four blades.

Hazard identified

The handle's latching mechanism for the knife's interchangeable blades occasionally does not work correctly, which can allow the blade to be pulled out of the handle unexpectedly. This could result in the blade falling out of the handle during use, causing a possible laceration hazard to the user.

Neither Gerber Legendary Blades nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the Winchester® knife sets in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 472 of the recalled products were sold at sporting goods stores in Ontario and Quebec.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2011 to September 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Fiskars Canada, Inc.
Gerber Legendary Blades
Markham
Ontario
CANADA
Tel: 1-877-314-9130
Manufacturer
Xingwen Industry Co., Ltd
Yangjiang
CHINA
Importer
Gerber Legendary Blades
a division of Fiskars Brands Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin
Portland
Oregon
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the knife set and contact Gerber to receive instructions on how to return the Winchester® Hunting Knife Set for a free replacement product.

For additional information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at 1-877-314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.