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Scott Fetzer recalls American Angler Electric Fillet Knives

The trigger mechanism can become stuck in the 'on' position

American Angler Electric Fillet Knife
Photo source: CPSC
Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands of Harrison, Ohio, is recalling about 44,000 American Angler Electric Fillet Knives sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The trigger mechanism on the Electric Fillet Knife (“EFK”) can become stuck in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard.

The firm has received 23 reports of the EFK’s trigger mechanism becoming stuck in the “on” position. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves American Angler Electric Fillet Knives with model number 32300 and the following serial numbers: AEK-OB-DS-003-1, AEK-OB-DS-008-1, AMK-KM-DS-003-1, AEK-OB-RB-004-1.

The model number is printed on the base of the handle of the EFK, and the serial number is printed on the product packaging. “American Angler” is printed on the handle of the recalled knives.

The knives were sold in orange and gray and are used as a fishing tool for filleting fish.

The filet knives, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, and other retailers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from January 2019, through October 2021, for between $110 and $150.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled EFK, unplug it, and cut the power cord. They should then contact Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands to receive a free replacement EFK by mail.

Consumers will need to provide their mailing address and proof of destruction by sending a photo of the recalled product with a cut cord. After that, they can discard the unit.

Consumers may contact Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands toll-free at 833-656-1147 Monday through Friday, by email at efkrecall@sfconsumerbrands.com, or online at www.americananglerusa.com/efkrecall for more information.

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