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Harbor Freight Tools recalls pocket knives for security reasons

Be careful with a penknife – or with any kind of knife – of course.

However, if the knife does not lock as expected, the risk increases. [249] On Friday, Harbor Freight Tools recalled more than a million Gordon folding knives for safety reasons.

"The locking mechanism can not snap into place when deploying the blade and pose a risk of injury," the company said in the recall notification filed with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. [3,859,005] The 3-inch stainless steel knives with black metal on the handle and five cutouts on each side of the handle were sold for about $ 5 from July 2008 to July 201


According to the recall notice, there were seven reports according to which The knife did not click into place, resulting in six cuts. Four of the injuries required medical attention, the company said.

Anyone working with the knife should discontinue use and return it to a Harbor Freight Tools store for a $ 5 gift certificate plus sales tax.

Harbor Freight Tools is available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday by email at [email protected] or online at www.harborfreight.com.