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Gray Wolf
09-27-2008, 10:06 PM
This was released August, 2007, but I never heard this and didn't know if others never heard this either.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207

For Immediate Release Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 204-5510

August XX, 2007 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Release #07-FOR CLEARANCE CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Pocket Knives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Name of product: Gerber EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Pocket Knives

Units: About 154,000

Importer: Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore., a division of Fiskars Brands Inc.,

of Madison, Wis.

Hazard: During use, the back of the blade of the knife can slide past the blade support, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Gerber has received eight reports of individuals cutting themselves while using the knife, including several individuals who required stitches.

Description: The recall involves Gerber EAB Pocket Knives, model numbers 22-41548, 22-41548CDIP, 22-01548W and 22-41548W. The knives are small, folding utility knives that can be clipped to the owner’s pocket. The knives are marked with the “Gerber�? trademark.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart, and through on-line stores from September 2006 through August 2007 for about $11.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled knives immediately and contact Gerber to receive instructions on how to return the knife for a free replacement knife.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at

(877) 204-5510 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gerbergear.com

09-27-2008, 10:18 PM
Here's a link with a pic. Looks like a folding box cutter to me. http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml07/07295org.html

chiye tanka
09-27-2008, 10:20 PM
That's a pretty new model, it couldn't have been long ago.

Gray Wolf
09-27-2008, 10:44 PM
Released August, 2007

chiye tanka
09-27-2008, 10:46 PM
I sit corrected.

09-27-2008, 11:38 PM
Looks like a knife that my neighbor broke while cutting open a UPS box =/

I wonder if it is the same kind. He got it around that time. I will have a look at it, if he still has it.

Gray Wolf
09-27-2008, 11:59 PM
Check for him. He'll either get his money back, or get a new version.
The recall involves Gerber EAB Pocket Knives, model numbers 22-41548, 22-41548CDIP, 22-01548W and 22-41548W.

09-28-2008, 03:58 AM
This is actually my favorite utility knife. Very simple, light, and compact. You can still get them at Wal-mart. Current models have had the safety issue corrected, I highly recommend this knife.