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Positec recalls 36,000 Blue Ridge utility knives

The blade can protrude while in the original packaging, posing a laceration hazard

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Positec USA of Charlotte, N.C., is recalling about 36,250 Blue Ridge utility knives.

The utility knife can become unlocked and the blade can protrude while in the original packaging, posing a laceration hazard.

The firm has received two reports of the blade protruding in the original packaging, both resulting in laceration injuries.

This recall involves the Blue Ridge Utility Knife with a six-inch retractable blade, and model number BR922OU printed on the back of the package.

The knife is silver with the Blue Ridge logo printed on it and the packaging is blue and teal with an orange-and-white mountain logo at the top.

The utility knives, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from August 2022, through February 2023, for about $5.

What to do

Consumers should immediately and carefully inspect the packaging containing the utility knife to determine whether the blade tip is protruding through the package.

Carefully remove the knife from the packaging, avoiding the blade tip, and discard the packaging.

To apply the repair, secure the knife by retracting and locking the knife in the closed position. Once the knife is removed from the packaging, it can be used in typical fashion.

Consumers may contact Positec toll-free at (855) 516-3557 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, by email at utilitykniferecall@blueridgetools.com or online at www.blueridgetools.com/utilitykniferecall for more information.

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