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Important Safety Recall

Gerber Gator Combo Axe

Dear Valued L.L.Bean Customer,

Our records show you purchased or received a Gerber Gator Combo Axe sold by L.L.Bean (Item # 0PF85). In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the manufacturer, Gerber Legendary Blades, a division of Fiskar Brands, Inc. is recalling the Combo Axe. Hammering or chopping with the axe can create a force upon impact, which may cause the knife to come out of the handle and stick upright. On the next down stroke the knife can pose a laceration hazard to the user. For your safety, please immediately stop using your Gator Combo Axe.

Remove the knife from the axe handle and contact Gerber to receive a free handle cap, which will hold the knife in the axe handle during transport and storage; instructions for the use of the handle cap; and a warning label to affix on the axe head.

To register for your retrofit kit contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll free at 1-877-314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

As always, our 100% satisfaction guarantee applies. If you are not satisfied with this product for any reason, you may return the axe to us for your choice of a full refund or a gift card..

If you purchased this product as a gift, please pass this information on or call us at 800-555-9717, and we will send this letter to the gift recipient.

All of us at L.L.Bean are firmly committed to providing our customers with the best in products and service. We regret any inconvenience this has caused; however, your safety is most important to us. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this safety notification.


Lisa Plummer
Vice President
Customer Satisfaction