Laceration Hazard Leads Gerber to Recall 150,000 Knives
Gerber has recalled more than 150,000 Cohort folding knives due to a laceration hazard.
About the Cohort Folding Knife Recall
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the knives contain a locking mechanism designed to hold the blade open while it is being used. However, this locking mechanism can fail and allow the blade to close unexpectedly. As a result, the Gerber knives pose an injury hazard to the user.
Gerber has received six complaints of injury. Two of these incidents required stitches. As a result of the knives’ defect, consumers should stop using the knife immediately and call Gerber for a free replacement.
About 150,000 of the recalled knives have been sold in the United States, and an additional 11,000 were sold in Canada.
Description of the Recalled Gerber Knives
The following information was provided by the CPSC:
- The blade of the knife can fold inward or extend outward
- Black or grey aluminum handles are attached to the blade
- The knife features a clip on one side and a lanyard hole near the top
- With the blade open and fully extended, the knife measures about 7 inches
- The recalled knife measures about 4 inches when closed
- The folding blade is 3 inches long
- A product date code is displayed on the bottom of the blade, and it will end with the letter “E” or “F”
- The defective Cohort knives were sold by various vendors, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, and Home Depot
- These establishments sold the knife for about $30 from January 2013 through March 2015