Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machetes have been recalled because of weak handles that could pose a laceration hazard.
The curved blade machete has an overall length of 19.5 inches and a blade length of 13.5 inches. The handle is a dark gray textured rubber grip with wrist lanyard, orange trim and a “BG” on it. The blade is marked with the “GERBER” trademark and a Bear Grylls trademark.
The machetes were sold separately or as one of the products in Gerber’s Apocalypse Survival Kit and were manufactured in China.
A weakness in the area where the handle meets the blade can cause the handle or the blade to break during use, posing a laceration hazard.
So far, the firm received 24 reports of breakages, including one report of a laceration injury in Canada that didn’t involve stitches.