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Harbor Freight Tools recalls Gordon folding knives

The locking mechanism can fail to engage on extension of the blade

Photo source: CPSC
Harbor Freight Tools of Calabasas, Calif., is recalling about 1.1 million Gordon folding knives.

The locking mechanism can fail to engage on extension of the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

The firm has received seven reports of the knife failing to lock, resulting in six reports of laceration injuries, including four that required medical attention.

This recall involves Gordon brand folding knives. The knife is stainless steel with black metal on the handle and five cutouts on each side of the handle.

The knife, which measures about three inches, also has a silver-colored metal belt clip attached to the back of the handle. “

China” is printed on one side and “Stainless Steel” is printed on the other side of the knife blade.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knives and return them to a Harbor Freight Tools store for a full refund in the form of a $5 store gift card plus sales tax.

Consumers may contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “Recall & Safety” on the bottom of the page for more information.

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