More than 150,000 folding knives are being recalled because of a faulty locking mechanism that can result in lacerations. Other consumer products being recalled this week include night lights and bicycles.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Gerber’s Cohort open frame folding clip knife with either a black or dark gray anodized aluminum handle. The Gerber name appears on the knife clip. They were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Home Depot, other retailers nationwide and online at www.gerbergear.com and other online sporting goods stores from January 2013 through March 2015. Knives with Gerber model numbers 30-000645N, 31-001714N, 31-001714NDIP, 31-001715N, 31-002488N, 31-002488NDIP, 31-002722HDN, 31-002885HDN, and 31-002885HDQP are being recalled. Model numbers can be found underneath the UPC barcode on the lower right corner on the rear of the hanging blister packaging. For box packaging, the model number is found on the bottom of the box. A product date code appears on the blade, beneath the thumb stud, on the clip side of the knife. The last figure in the code is a letter, and the recall applies to all Cohort knives with the letters “E” and “F.”
WHY: The locking mechanism can fail to hold the blade, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of laceration injuries, two of which required stitches
HOW MANY: About 150,000 in the U.S. and 11,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Gerber Legendary Blades at 877-314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit www.gerbergear.com and click on Product Notifications for more information.
YOUTH MODEL ATVs
DETAILS: Model year 2008 through 2015 Can-Am Mini DS ATVs. The recalled vehicles are youth model ATVs with engine sizes of 70 cubic centimeters or 90 cubic centimeters. They were sold in the colors black and yellow. “Can-Am DS” and the engine size is on both sides of the vehicle’s fairing. “Can-Am” appears in white letters on both sides of the seat. They were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from July 2007 through January 2015.
WHY: The youth ATVs fail to meet performance requirements of the federal ATV standard for maximum unrestricted speed and parking brakes, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 12,500.
FOR MORE: Call BRP at 888-272-9222 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit at www.can-am.brp.com/off-road and click on Owners, then “View Details” for Safety, then “View Notices” for Safety Recalls.
DETAILS: The night light features a glass mason jar enclosing the 7-watt incandescent light bulb. The night light was sold with a clear glass mason jar enclosure or a silver glass mason jar enclosure. The glass jars have clear raised letters that read “frutta del prato.” The light bulb has a plastic piece securing the light bulb to the glass mason jar. The affected model number is DGL0915 and the SKU is 30732353. The model number and SKU appear on the price tag affixed to the product packaging. They were sold at Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, and andThat! retail locations from December 2014 through March 2015.
WHY: The plastic around the base of the light bulb can melt, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reported incidents involving the night lights with the silver jar in which the plastic around the base of the light bulb melted. No injuries or property damage has been reported.
HOW MANY: About 12,000.
FOR MORE: Call Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shop andThat! or andThat! at 888-287-3232 any time, or visit www.christmastreeshops.com and click on the “Product Recalls” link at the bottom of the homepage.
DETAILS: All 2015 model year GT Fury Elite and GT Fury Expert downhill mountain bicycles. The recalled 2015 Fury Elite model is white with blue and red accents. The recalled 2015 Fury Expert model is metallic grey with lime green accents. The bicycles have front and rear disc brakes and come with rear shock absorbers and front suspensions. “Fury” is printed on the top tube, the GT logo is on the down tube and the chainstay. The model names are printed in small letters on the top tube of the bicycles near the word Fury. They were sold from November 2014 to March 2015.
WHY: The front wheel hub can break and cause the disc brake system to fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of broken hubs. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 160.
FOR MORE: Cycling Sports Group at 800-726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.gtbicycles.com and click on Recalls under Recalls & Safety at the bottom of the page.
CORDLESS ELECTRIC MOWERS
DETAILS: Earthwise cordless electric push lawn mowers with a 17-inch mowing deck. The mowers have a 24-volt removable, rechargeable battery. Brand name “Earthwise” and “17” appear on the front of the mowers. Model number 60517 is on the name plate on the back of the motor cover. They were sold at Menards stores, Seventh Avenue catalogs and online at PowerSales.com and SeventhAvenue.com from January 2014 to May 2014.
WHY: The mower can start when the key is not in the starting position, posing an injury hazard to the user.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,200.
FOR MORE: Great States Corporation at (800) 633-1501 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com or online at www.americanlawnmower.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- 5 safety pitfalls putting your business at risk
- Keeping outdoor workers safe in the scorching desert heat
- 7 common ways to get sued by your employees
- Distracted walking injuries end up not so funny
- Workers comp: Signs your co-worker could be a fraud
- Telecommuting: 5 tips to make it work for employers and employees