According to news sources, Greenlee Textron Inc. announced the recall of about 1,800 units of its Folding Pocket Utility Knife due to a laceration hazard.
The company issued the recall after receiving a report regarding the blade locking mechanism failing. There have been no injuries reported to date. The blades can potentially fold inward towards the handle if the locking mechanism fails, thereby posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The recalled utility knives include those with model numbers 0652-27 and UT652-27. The retail price for the recalled unit is estimated to be about $20.
Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately to avoid potential injury and return it to the distributor to receive a full refund amount. Consumers may contact the company at (800) 435-0786 for any additional information.
As a Ventura personal injury lawyer, I appreciate all efforts being made to ensure consumer products are made safer for those who use them. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer San Bernardino to learn about the legal options available to you.