The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced recalls of Gerber Cohort Knives and BRP youth model all-terrain vehicles.
The CPSC announces consumer product recalls every day. The organization's job is to inform the public about dangerous and potentially dangerous consumer products as well as keep manufacturers accountable. Yesterday, the organization announced two product recalls - one for Gerber brand knives and another for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) manufactured by BRP.
ABOUT THE GERBER COHORT KNIVES RECALL
Gerber is recalling about 150,000 of its "Cohort Folding Knives" in the United States after receiving six reports of laceration injuries. The company also announced a recall of 11,000 additional folding knifes in Canada. The CPSC urges anyone who owns this product to cease use of it immediately and return it to Gerber for a refund or replacement.
What's wrong with the knives?
According to Gerber, the folding knives are equipped with a locking mechanism that keeps the blade in place. The locking mechanism on the recalled units can fail, releasing the blade and posing a laceration hazard.
What knives does the recall affect?
These knives were sold at various sporting goods stores (such as Bass Pro Shops and Home Depot) from January 2013 through March 2015. They were priced around $30. The following characteristics distinguish the recalled units:
- Product date code ending in the letters "E" or "F" (to find the date code, look on the blade beneath the thumb stud)
- These knives have either black or gray handles
- Folding knives equipped with a clip
- About four inches long when closed
To learn more about the recall, view the CPSC's announcement.
ABOUT THE BRP YOUTH MODEL ATV RECALL
BRP is recalling about 12,500 youth model all-terrain vehicles because of a crash hazard. According to the CPSC, these ATVs "fail to meet performance requirements of the federal ATV standard." BRP has not received any reports of injuries or incidents associated with these ATVs, but is still urging consumers who own these vehicles to stop using them immediately.
Product Details -
- Model years 2008 - 2015
- Model name "Can-Am Mini DS"
- Colors: black and yellow
- Sold at Can-Am dealers throughout the U.S.
- Sold from July 2007 through January 2015
- Price: between $1,800 and $2,800
If you or someone you love was injured by a dangerous or defective product, such as the Gerber folding knives or BRP ATVs, then you may have legal recourse. Speak with a San Antonio personal injury lawyer at Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd. today to learn your legal rights and options. Initial consultations are free of charge and our clients pay nothing unless we secure a financial recovery on their behalf.