Leatherman’s Leatherman® Leap™ multi-tool for children has been recalled. The total recalls equal about 8,000 in the U.S. and 400 in Canada, and were initiated because the lock mechanism on the optional knife blade can inadvertently release the blade and pose a laceration or injury hazard.
The company has received NO reports of injuries. Parents are encouraged to for-go installing the optional knife blade or to remove the multi-tool with the installed optional knife from their child’s habitat. They can also contact Leatherman for a free replacement multi-tool, including shipping.
This recall involves the Leatherman Leap multi-purpose tool that was designed for users age nine and up. The multi-tool has a green, blue or red plastic casing with two screws, one on each handle of the tool. It consists of combination needlenose and regular pliers, wire cutters, wood saw, ruler, tweezers, soda bottle opener, optional 420HC (high carbon stainless steel) knife blade, scissors, phillips screwdriver, and small and medium slotted screwdrivers. The words Leatherman and LeapTM appear on one side of the multi-tool. They were purchased from Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s and retailers nationwide, including knife and sporting goods online stores, from August to September 2014 for about $54.
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., of Portland, Ore.
Leatherman toll-free at (888) 212-2438 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.leatherman.com and click on Safety Recall under the Support section at the bottom of the page for more information.