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Pocket and utility knives recalled due to laceration hazards

MEDIA RELEASE

5.11 Tactical® Knives Recalled 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.

Name of Product: Promotional Knife

Units: About 19,000

Importer: 5.11 Tactical®, of Modesto, Calif.

Manufacturer: Spanlink International Corp.

Hazard: The knife can fail to lock into its open position, posing a cutting hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: One minor cut was reported by a store employee.

Description: The recalled folding knives, Style No. 51041019, have a black handle with a pocket clip and are approximately five inches in length when closed and seven and three-quarters inches in length when the blade is open.

Sold at: The knives were given away as a free promotional item commencing in September 2009 and ending in December 2009.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the knives immediately and either return the knives to their local 5.11 Tactical retailer or contact 5.11 Tactical directly to arrange for the return and exchange of the knives for a substitute promotional item at no cost to them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 5.11 Tactical Customer Service at (866) 451-1726 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.511tactical.com

Utility Knife Recalled by Dollar Tree 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.

Name of Product: Tool Bench Utility Knife

Units: About 204,000

Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The utility knife’s blade can slide past the blade support during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Dollar Tree has received one report of a cut/laceration with the utility knife.

Description: The utility knife is black or gray and measures about 6 inches long and about 1 ¼ inches wide. The package includes an extra blade. “Tool Bench Utility Knife” is printed on the front of the product’s packaging. “975942,” date code “93” and “UPC 639277759429” are printed on the back of the packaging.

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Greenbacks and Deal$ stores nationwide from April 2009 through October 2009 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility knife and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.dollartree.com

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 it by visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.a…

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