You can cut yourself when using an axe with a knife that nestles inside the handle? Who knew? Silly as it might sound, this is a real hazard, since the knife can theoretically fall out of the axe handle while you’re using the axe to chop. A related product that contains a saw instead of a knife has not been recalled. The company that distributes the product, Gerber Legendary Blades (part of Fiskars) has received five reports of five injuries that required stitches, so stop giggling.
These axes have been sold since 2005 at The Sportsman’s Guide, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops/American Rod & Gun stores nationwide. If you have one, remove the knife from the axe for now and contact Gerber for a free cap that will hold the knife safely inside the handle. Visit their website, or call (877) 314-9130 from 9 to 5 Pacific time on weekdays.
Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Combo Axe Due to Laceration Hazard [CPSC] (Thanks, Brian!)