Greenlee Textron Inc., of Rockford, Ill., has recalled 1,800 Folding Pocket Utility Knife. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The blade locking mechanism can fail, allowing the blade to fold inward toward the handle, posing a laceration hazard. Greenlee has received one report of the blade lock failing. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Greenlee Hawk Bill folding pocket utility knives with model numbers 0652-27 and UT652-27. The models are identical. Each has a single curved 2.6-inch stainless steel blade and a 4-inch green and black plastic handle. The Greenlee name and logo are printed on the blade. Model numbers are printed in the upper right corner of the boxes in which the knives are packaged. The knives were sold by distributors of professional tools and products nationwide from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knife and return it to the distributor for a full refund. For additional information, contact Greenlee toll-free at (800) 435-0786 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT or visit the firm’s website at www.greenlee.com.
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