Health Canada, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSA) and Gerber Legendary Blades report of a recall involving Gerber® Bear Grylls Parang Machete. The machetes were sold separately or as one of the products in Gerber's Apocalypse Survival Kit. A weakness in the area where the handle meets the blade can cause the handle or the blade to break during use, posing a laceration hazard.
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▲Gerber Legendary Blades has received 24 reports of breakages, including one report of a laceration injury in Canada, which did not involve stitches.
Sold at: sporting goods stores and online from January 2011 to June 2012 in Canada and the United States..
Consumers should immediately stop using the Parang machetes and contact Gerber Legendary Blades to receive a free replacement.
For additional information, consumers may contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at 1-877-314-9130 between 9 AM and 5 PM PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website.