Gerber, the maker of hunting gear and other outdoor equipment, is recalling approximately 80,000 Bear Grylls-model machetes sold nationwide—including at stores in the Mobile, Alabama, area—because the blades can slice through the stitching in the sheaths and cause lacerations. If you or family member was injured by one of the Gerber Bear Grylls machetes detailed below or other defective product, the Mobile product liability attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help you pursue the financial security you need to cope with medical expenses and other damages. Please call us today at 251-432-2277 for your free case evaluation.
The Gerber recall affects 80,000 Bear Grylls Parang Machetes with stitched sheaths. The machetes in questions measure 19 ½ inches with 13 ½-inch blades; the sheaths are made of black nylon with stitching on the side. The impacted model numbers are printed on the package and include:
The recalled machete was also included in the Apocalypse Survival Kit, which features the model number 30-000601. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the machetes can cut through the sheath stitching when the blade is removed or replaced in the sheath; there have been multiple reports of users receiving lacerations, including injuries that required stitches. The machetes were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online from February 2012 through February 2013. Consumers with these machetes should stop using them immediately; for more information, see the CPSC Gerber Bear Grylls machete recall page. If you or a loved one was harmed by a defective product, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation. Our product liability lawyers are proud to serve clients from the greater Mobile, Alabama, area.