Gerber Cohort Knife Recall

    Gerber recalls Cohort knives due to laceration hazard. Apparently the blade lock has failed on some of these knives causing injury which in some cases required stitches.This recall actually made the nightly news. This recall is also for those in Canada who have purchased this knife.

    Owners are asked to stop using the Cohort and contact Gerber for a replacement.


    This from the consumer product safety commission:


    About 150,000 in the United States and 11,000 in Canada

    The Cohort is an open frame folding clip knife with either a black or dark gray anodized aluminum handle. The tail end of the handle includes a lanyard hole. When the knife blade is fully extended, it is held in the open positon with a liner lock function. When fully extended, the overall length of the knife is about 7 inches. When closed, the knife measures about 4 inches. The knife blade is 3 inches long, weighs less than 3 ounces and has the Gerber “sword and shield” trademark in silver on the non-clip side of the blade. The Gerber name appears on the knife clip. The following models are being recalled. Model numbers can be found underneath the UPC barcode on the lower right corner on the rear of the hanging blister packaging. For box packaging, the model number is found on the bottom of the box.

    Gerber Model Numbers
    30-000645N 31-002488NDIP
    31-001714N 31-002722HDN
    31-001714NDIP 31-002885HDN
    31-001715N 31-002885HDQP

    Home Depot SKU Numbers
    1000044211 1000246978

    A product date code appears on the blade, beneath the thumb stud, on the clip side of the knife. The last figure in the code is a letter, and the recall applies to all Cohort knives with the letters “E” and “F.”

    Gerber received six reports of laceration injuries, two of which required stitches.

    Consumers should stop using the knife and contact Gerber for a replacement.
    Sold at

    Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Home Depot, other retailers nationwide and online at and other online sporting goods stores from January 2013 through March 2015 for about $30.

    Gerber Legendary Blades of Portland, Oreg.
    Manufactured in China

    Phil White

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