5.11 Tactical® Knives Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2009
Release # 10-088
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 451-1726
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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

Picture of Recalled Knife