Fiskars Brands Australia—Stitched Sheath for Bear Grylls Parang Machete
What are the defects?
The Parang machete can cut through the stitching of the sheaths when the blade is taken from or replaced in the sheath. This is far more likely to occur when the Parang is inserted in the Stitched Sheath upside down; in fact, Gerber does not believe this issue can occur unless the Parang is taken from or replaced in the Stitched Sheath upside down.
What are the hazards?
Should the blade cut through the stitching of the sheath, this would pose a laceration hazard to consumers.
What should consumers do?
If a consumer has a Gerber Parang stitched sheath, stop using it immediately, store the Parang machete in a safe area away from children, and contact Gerber to learn how to return the stitched sheath for a fully-riveted sheath replacement at the Gerber recall hotline at 1800 090 292 or visit Gerber’s website: www.gerbergear.com.
The product was sold through disposal stores, outdoor/camping stores, sporting and hardware stores.
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.