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Gerber Recalls Uppercut

ph Offline Goatlord666

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Gerber Recalls Uppercut
on: September 25, 2013, 03:51:15 AM
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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 01:52:03 PM
The Parang by BG was recalled too.
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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 02:08:34 PM
Seems that its only the sheath..

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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 03:03:59 PM
The Parang by BG was recalled too.

The Parang sheath is made with Nylon, and from youtube, it looks like how the parang is secured in sheath might not be the best design.  But I wonder the uppercall neck knife, the sheath looks kydex...is it because it was too loose and would the laceration wound was due to misuse?


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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 05:39:24 PM
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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 05:58:28 PM
Looking at pics online there's no obvious reason why it should be recalled. The only thing I did think is that the retention is based on two little lugs on the side of the sheath that clip under the blade.

Maybe - and this is pure speculation - there is the potential for someone to be holding the sheath over where the clips are, and the blade edge to protrude down through the slit at the side of the clip and cut a user when they thought their fingers were safe ....? Clipping behind the blade on the face (ala hartsook/smidgeon) rather than at the side does seem safer to me.

Aside from that, I can't see where the potential issue may lie. All we know is this has come from one injury that didn't need stitches :shrug:


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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 06:59:02 PM
Looking at pics online there's no obvious reason why it should be recalled. The only thing I did think is that the retention is based on two little lugs on the side of the sheath that clip under the blade.

Maybe - and this is pure speculation - there is the potential for someone to be holding the sheath over where the clips are, and the blade edge to protrude down through the slit at the side of the clip and cut a user when they thought their fingers were safe ....? Clipping behind the blade on the face (ala hartsook/smidgeon) rather than at the side does seem safer to me.

Aside from that, I can't see where the potential issue may lie. All we know is this has come from one injury that didn't need stitches :shrug:

You've got to give credit to a company who are prepared to go to a lot of time and expense doing a recall over the fact one guy who cut himself.  Not saying it should have happened, or that a better design would have been the thing to have in the first place, but many another company would have just brushed this under the carpet.
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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 07:09:51 PM
Looking at pics online there's no obvious reason why it should be recalled. The only thing I did think is that the retention is based on two little lugs on the side of the sheath that clip under the blade.

Maybe - and this is pure speculation - there is the potential for someone to be holding the sheath over where the clips are, and the blade edge to protrude down through the slit at the side of the clip and cut a user when they thought their fingers were safe ....? Clipping behind the blade on the face (ala hartsook/smidgeon) rather than at the side does seem safer to me.

Aside from that, I can't see where the potential issue may lie. All we know is this has come from one injury that didn't need stitches :shrug:

You've got to give credit to a company who are prepared to go to a lot of time and expense doing a recall over the fact one guy who cut himself.  Not saying it should have happened, or that a better design would have been the thing to have in the first place, but many another company would have just brushed this under the carpet.

Maybe they don't have many items that I do like, but I definitely can respect a company that stand behind their products, and at the least they still care.

In this video, the owner of a gerber parang shown how the parang is secured inside its sheath, I don't like it all that much--if the snap button got snagged open in the wild, it is possible to get cut:

Gerber Bear Grylls Parang recall vs replacement


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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 02:41:36 AM
The Parang by BG was recalled too.

The Parang sheath is made with Nylon, and from youtube, it looks like how the parang is secured in sheath might not be the best design.  But I wonder the uppercall neck knife, the sheath looks kydex...is it because it was too loose and would the laceration wound was due to misuse?

It said that the Parang was recalled because it was loose between the handle and the blade.
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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 03:18:28 AM
true. My first BG parang broke at that part where the tang meets the handle - either due to bad heat treating or poor steel composition - the next one i got worked like a charm
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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #10 on: September 26, 2013, 05:10:00 AM
true. My first BG parang broke at that part where the tang meets the handle - either due to bad heat treating or poor steel composition - the next one i got worked like a charm

Yikes, that's just plain bad QC or design.  :facepalm:

But glad to know at least they are willing to fix the problem.


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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #11 on: September 26, 2013, 05:27:22 AM
Then there was the Gerber hatchet with the knife in the handle.  Apparently the knife would come flying out at you if you swung the hatchet too hard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2011/Gerber-Legendary-Blades-Recalls-Combo-Axe-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard/

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Re: Gerber Recalls Uppercut
Reply #12 on: September 26, 2013, 05:59:17 AM
Then there was the Gerber hatchet with the knife in the handle.  Apparently the knife would come flying out at you if you swung the hatchet too hard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2011/Gerber-Legendary-Blades-Recalls-Combo-Axe-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard/

One of my personal favourites.

I remember seeing this tool as well, and I wonder will many folks oversea selling this item ever know there is a recall for these products.



 

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