The following recalls have been announced:
DETAILS: Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machetes imported by Gerber Legendary Blades of Portland, Ore.; sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online from January 2011 through June 2012. The curved blade machete has 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 "BG" on it. The blade is marked with the "GERBER" trademark and a Bear Grylls trademark. It 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 machetes were manufactured in China.
WHY: 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 to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: The firm received 24 reports of breakages, including one report of a laceration injury in Canada that did not involve stitches.
HOW MANY: About 119,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Gerber Legendary Blades at 877-314-9130 Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.gerbergear.com .
DETAILS: Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans imported by Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.; sold at fan and lighting stores nationwide and various websites, including http://www.emersonfans.com and http://www.amazon.com , from January 2009 through June 2012. The Emerson "Corsair" model ceiling fans have two blades and 44- or 52-inch blade spans. The fans were sold in two finishes, oil-rubbed bronze and antique pewter. The fans were manufactured in China.
WHY: The ceiling fan's hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.
INCIDENTS: Emerson is aware of three reports of the Corsair fans falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 870.
FOR MORE: Contact Emerson Air Comfort Products at 866-994-8759 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.emersonfans.com .