The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Gerber Legendary Blades, is recalling about 13,000 Winchester Hunting Knife Sets sold at sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2011 through September 2011 for about $20.
Gerber has learned that the latching mechanism is not working correctly in all situations; therefore, some blades in some Hunting Knife Sets can be pulled out of the handle without the user pushing the lock release button. This potentially could result in a blade falling out of or disengaging from the handle during use. This issue poses a laceration hazard to the user.
What you must do:
- Stop using the Winchester Hunting Knife Set immediately.
- Contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (877-314-9130) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or fill out the on-line form at gerbergear.com. Gerber will send you a prepaid return carton in which to return your Hunting Knife Set, together with detailed instructions on how to return the product.
Upon receipt of your knife, Gerber will send a replacement item of greater value.