Leatherman Recalls Children’s Multi-Tool Due to Laceration Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 21, 2014. 

  • Recalled Leatherman Leap multi-tool
    Recalled Leatherman Leap multi-tool

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Leatherman® Leap™ multi-tool

Hazard:  The lock mechanism on the optional knife blade can inadvertently release the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:  Leatherman toll-free at (888) 212-2438 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.leatherman.com and click on Safety Recall under the Support section at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

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Units:  About 8,000 in the U.S. and 400 in Canada

Description:  This recall involves the Leatherman Leap multi-purpose tool that was designed for users age nine and up. The multi-tool has a green, blue or red plastic casing with two screws, one on each handle of the tool. It consists of combination needlenose and regular pliers, wire cutters, wood saw, ruler, tweezers, soda bottle opener,  optional 420HC (high carbon stainless steel) knife blade, scissors, phillips screwdriver, and small and medium slotted screwdrivers. The words Leatherman and LeapTM appear on one side of the multi-tool.

Incidents/Injuries:  None.

Remedy:  Consumers should not install the optional knife blade or should immediately stop using the multi-tool with the installed optional knife. Consumers should contact Leatherman for a free replacement multi-tool, including shipping.

Sold at:  Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s and retailers nationwide, including knife and sporting goods online stores, from August 2014 through September 2014 for about $54. 

Manufacturer:  Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., of Portland, Ore. 

Manufactured in:  United States

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