About 13,000 Winchester® Hunting Knife Sets have been recalled by ® Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore. The latching mechanism for the knife’s interchangeable blades can unexpectedly fail and release the blade. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers. This recall involves Winchester Hunting Knife Sets with model number 31-000801. The model number is printed on the back, lower right corner of the packaging. The knife sets have a single handle with a lock release button and four interchangeable blades. “Winchester®” is printed in red on the knife set’s handle and is etched onto the side of each of the four blades.
The knives were sold at Sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2011 through September 2011 for about $20. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knife sets and contact the firm for a free replacement product of equal or higher value. For additional 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 its website at www.gerbergear.com. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.