L.L. Bean Recalls Knife Due to Potential Laceration Hazard

L.L. Bean Recalls Knife Due to Potential Laceration Hazard
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October 22, 2015

A major retailer is issuing a recall for a dangerous knife.

L.L. Bean announced this week that it would be recalling its GTO Hunting Knife with Sheath. The knife can easily puncture the sheath, which poses a laceration hazard to the user. The company includes about 300 knives in the recall.

The recalled knife measures 8 inches long including a 4 inch blade. The handle is made of G10 synthetic. L.L. Bean is printed on the blade and an outline of a mountain is printed on the blade. The sheath is made of black ballistic cloth, embroidered with L.L. Bean and an outline of mountains. The product identification number 296435 can be found on the packaging.

Consumers could purchase these knives at L.L. Bean retail stores nationwide, catalog and online from June 2015 through September 2015 for about $90.

No injuries have been reported in connection with this defect.

Consumers should immediately stop using the knife sheath and contact the firm to receive a free replacement sheath.

Customers with questions can contact L.L. Bean customer service at (800) 555-9717.