Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Machetes Due to Laceration Hazard

The designed pictured immediately below is the design that is subject to this recall.

The design pictured below is the retrofit/change in design which is not subject to this recall.

Hunters, Fisherman and Campers take note. Gerber Legendary Blades has recalled approximately 149,000 Gerber® Gator® Machetes and 6,000 Gator® Machete Jr. machetes because the saw side of the machete can stick in wood during use, and if the user's hand slips off the handle and slides forward across the machete blade, this poses a laceration hazard. The manufacturer has five (5) reports of individuals cutting themselves while using the Gator Machete, all of whom required stitches. This recall involves the Gerber Gator Machete and Gator Machete Jr. with the original handle (see picture below). The Gator Machete is approximately 25 1/2" long and the Machete Jr. is approximately 18 3/4" long. The blade is marked with the "Gerber" trademark. The Gator Machete and Machete Jr. with a modified handle (an extended hand guard) are not included in this recall. Consumers should visually inspect their machete to determine if it is included in this recall. Consumers should discontinue using the recalled machetes immediately and contact Gerber to receive instructions on how to return the machete for a free replacement machete by calling toll-free at 877.314.9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.gerbergear.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 [866.WIN.1.NOW]
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