RECALL: L.L.Bean Hunting Knife with Sheath Poses Laceration Hazard
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RECALL: L.L. Bean Hunting Knife with Sheath Poses Laceration Hazard

The knife's blade can cut through the protective leather sheath

April 13, 2018

L.L.Bean has initiated a recall for its Allagash fixed blade hunting knife with sheath. The company says that the knife's blade can cut through the protective leather sheath, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Recalled Product Details

The Allagash fixed blade knife measures 3.55 inches long by 1 inch wide, is made of stainless steel, and is attached to a light brown handle. The brown leather sheath measures 7 inches long by 2 inches wide, and contains white stitching down one side.

L.L.Bean is embossed on the sheath and engraved on the top of the knife blade near handle on one side. A product identification number of 501794 is printed on the green box in which the knife is packaged.

L.L.Bean says that approximately 600 knives are included in this recall.

When and where were they sold?

The recalled Allagash fixed blade hunting knives were sold at L.L.Bean stores nationwide, through the L.L.Bean catalog, and online at from August 2017 to February 2018.

There have been three reports of the knife cutting through the leather sheath, to date, resulting in minor cuts to consumers' hands.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Allagash knife and store it in a safe area out of the reach of children. Contact L.L.Bean for a free replacement sheath. The company is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers with further questions or concerns about this recall should contact L.L.Bean at (800) 555-9717.