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https://www.foxnews.com/us/harbor-freight-pocketknives-recalled

More than 1 million pocketknives have been recalled due to a "laceration hazard," safety officials announced Friday.

"Gordon Folding Knives" by Harbor Freight Tools were recalled after the company received at least seven reports "of the knife failing to lock" — resulting in at least six reports of laceration injuries, and at least four people needing medical attention.

People "should immediately stop using the recalled knives and return them to a Harbor Freight Tools store," the U.S. Consumer Producer Safety Commission detailed in a news release. Consumers who do so will receive a $5 gift card as a full refund.


Around 1.1 million Gordon Folding Knives, sold by Harbor Freight Tools from July 2008 until July 2019, have been recalled due to a "laceration hazard." (U.S. Consumer Producer Safety Commission)

Made of stainless steel, the pocketknives have black metal on the handle with "five cutouts on each side of the handle." They are about 3 inches long and include a silver metal belt attached to the handle. One side of the knife has "China" printed on it, while the other side reads "Stainless Steel," officials said.

The knives were sold for roughly $5 online and at the tool store from July 2008 through July 2019, officials said. The California-based company has more than 1,000 stores across the U.S. and sells "great quality tools at the lowest prices," according to the store's website.

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Great quality tools?!?!?! Are they freaking kidding? HF and NT sell cheap Chinese crap, which if you only use the tool 3-4 times a year, they might be OK.. But for anything requiring everyday use, there are better places to go
 

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I had some of the newer style lock blades fold back while open. I don't care for them. I like the old school style where the release is on the underside of the handle.
 

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I used my swiss army knife to process my deer. Gutted it with my buck knife. Skinned and deboned with the swiss. A real one not a knock off.
 

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Harbor freights walnut media is a good deal.
 

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That's what you get for buying a $5.00 knife.
... and why they are nicknamed "Hazard Fraught"...


I've been using them for grinder blades, and their step-drill bits. If the bits are titanium I eat bricks for lunch,
but they are definitely going to give you your money's worth, before they dull out.

Yeah, a 5$ lockblade, that's, ah, special.
 

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Failing to lock? Isn't that the law in NYC? You may have a folding knife long as it does not lock? If so they'd make a fortune there.
 

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At some point in human evolution, humans will once again have to take responsibility for insuring their own safety and well being. I have any number of lockblade folding knives which at one time or another failed to catch the lock for any number of reasons. I always kinda felt that, since I have cut myself with some regularity (and didn't like it) that it was my responsibility to make sure the dang blade was locked before I started hacking away at something that needed cutting.

It wasn't the knife maker or sellers problem if I was careless enough to "Lacerate" myself....

Alan
 
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