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Old 08-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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Recall on Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machetes

Just received an email from Amazon since they know I bought my Bear Grylls Parang from them:
Greetings from Product Safey Team,

We have recently learned that Gerber Legendary Blades, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machetes. Our records indicate that you have purchased one of the items listed in this recall through the website.

The recalled product is a curved blade machete with an overall length of 19.5 inches and a blade length of 13.5 inches. The handle is a dark gray textured rubber grip with wrist lanyard, orange trim and a stylized "BG" on it. The blade is marked with the "GERBER" trademark and a stylized Bear Grylls trademark. The machete comes in a black nylon sheath with orange and gray trim. The machetes were sold separately or as one of the products in Gerber's Apocalypse Survival Kit. The model numbers are on the package. Model numbers are: 31-000698, which has "Survival Series" printed on the package; and 31-001507, which was sold only at Walmart. Model number 30-0006010 is for the Apocalypse Survival Kit, which includes a Parang machete among other items in a foldable black cloth case with "GERBER" printed in orange on the inside right.

The recalled item was sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online from January 2011 through June 2012 for about $43 for the individual Parang machetes and $349 for the Apocalypse Survival Kits. A weakness in the area where the handle meets the blade can cause the handle or the blade to break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled Parang machetes and contact Gerber Legendary Blades to receive a free replacement. For additional information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (877) 314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit

You may also find additional details about the recall in the CPSC bulletin at:

If you purchased this for someone else, please notify the recipient immediately and provide them with the information in the CPSC bulletin concerning these safety issues.

We regret the inconvenience this recall has caused you but trust you will understand that the safety of our customers is our highest priority.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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a couple months ago i went to buy the old Gerber machete (with the saw on the back) that was sold in all the sporting goods stores for years, but found it was replaced with the Bear Grylls Parang -- decided not to buy and do some research first; found that about 5/10 were negative reviews and many had the blade break off on the first whack! glad i didn't buy one and good to hear Amazon is keeping an eye out for their customers!
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gerber once made amazing knives
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gerber is garbage now a days! baer Grylls is a joke.
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