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Product Safety Notice: Gerber Legendary Blades Gator Combo Axe

This information is taken directly from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website:

gerber gator axGerber Legendary Blades Recalls Combo Axe Due to Laceration Hazard 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Gerber® Gator® Combo Axe Units: About 103,000 Importer: Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore., a division of Fiskars Brands Inc., of Madison, Wis. Hazard: The knife in the axe handle can come out when the axe is used for chopping or hammering, posing a laceration hazard to the user. Incidents/Injuries: Gerber has received five reports of laceration injuries. All required stitches. Description: This recall involves the Gerber Gator Combo Axe, which has a 7-inch knife in the hollow axe handle. The axe is approximately 8.75 inches long with an axe head that is 4.75 inches x 2.7 inches. The axe handle is marked with the "Gerber" trademark. The Gerber Combo Axe II, which holds a saw in a longer axe handle, is not included in this recall. Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including The Sportsman's Guide, Dick's Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops/American Rod & Gun and online since March 2005 for around $28 - $60. Manufactured in: Taiwan Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the knife from the axe handle and contact Gerber to receive a free handle cap, which will hold the knife in the axe handle during transport and storage, instructions for the use of the handle cap, and a warning label to affix on the axe head. Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades 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 Direct Link to Gerber Notice and retrofit accessory cap to rectify this issue: http://www.gerbergear.com/index.php/page/product_notify_axe

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  1. This really hits home, as I have this item in my bug out bag and camping gear.

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