There was a recall issued for Winchester Hunting Knife Sets in the United States that were sold between the months of July and September of 2011 according to a news source. The company had to recall the product due to a defect in the knife’s latching mechanism related to the interchangeable blades, which may fail without warning and release the blades.
These knife sets may represent laceration hazard and for that reason, an estimation of 13,000 sets had to be recalled. Owners are advised to contact the importer responsible for the blades in the U.S. through their website (www.gerbergear.com) or phone number (877-314-9130) for more information on how to return their sets.
As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney I am familiar with the kind of suffering one can go through due to an unfortunate accident involving objects we own and previously thought to be safe. It’s my belief that we must be alert and proceed with caution before we deal with any kind of product that could eventually pose as a threat to our safety and the safety of others.
If you ever find yourself being the victim of an accident related to defective products don’t hesitate to call a product liability lawyer that can help you with your case.