Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, OR has voluntarily recalled about 13,000 Winchester hunting knife sets because the latching mechanism for the knife's interchangeable blades can unexpectedly fail and release the blade. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.


This recall involves Winchester Hunting Knife Sets with model number 31-000801. The model number is printed on the back, lower right corner of the packaging. The knife sets have a single handle with a lock release button and four interchangeable blades. “Winchester┬«” is printed in red on the knife set's handle and is etched onto the side of each of the four blades.


The sets were manufactured in China from July 2011 through September 2011 for about $20. No injuries have been reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.