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Master Cutlery Recalls Neck Knives Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sports

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION)

Recall Summary

Name of Product: MTech USA Karambit Neck Knife and Sheath

Hazard: The sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to fall out of the sheath unexpectedly. This poses a risk of laceration to the consumer.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Master Cutlery Inc., toll-free at (888) 271-7229 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.mastercutlery.com and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information.

To see photos of the recalled product, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Master-Cutlery-Recalls-Neck-Knives/

Recall Details

Units: About 4,000

Description: This recall involves the Karambit neck knife and sheath. The half-moon shaped knife measures 7 inches in length and was sold in an urban camo print. "MTech USA" is laser printed on the blade. Model number MT-664UC-SO is marked on the back of the knife. The knife fits into an unmarked molded black sheath that is about 4.5 inches in length. The sheath has a snap clip on the back and also comes with a beaded lanyard chain. Replacement sheaths have "MTech USA" laser printed on the back.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knife and sheath, store the knife and sheath in a safe area and contact Master Cutlery for instructions on obtaining a free replacement sheath.

Sold exclusively at: Big 5 Sporting Goods stores from March 2014 through May 2014 for about $20.

Importer: Master Cutlery Inc., of Secaucus, New Jersey

Manufactured in: China

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

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