Gator Combo Axe Retrofit

Gerber Legendary Blades Gator Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470) Retrofit Form

Gerber is providing consumers with a Handle Cap, instructions for installing the Handle Cap, and a warning label for the knife-in-handle Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470). The knife-in-handle feature of the Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470) is meant to serve as a convenience to the user when storing or transporting the Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470). Gerber does not intend for users to keep the knife in the axe handle when using the axe. If the Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470) is used with the knife in the axe handle, the knife may become dislodged and result in laceration injuries. You should NEVER use the axe with the knife in the handle. The Handle Cap is designed to securely hold the knife in the axe handle during transport and storage. Please continue to remove the knife from the axe handle before using the axe to reduce your risk of injury.

These Combo Axes (Item # 22-49470) were first sold in March 2005. This retrofit corrective action applies only to the knife-in-handle Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470). This retrofit does not apply to the Combo Axe II (Item # 22-41420), which has a saw in the axe handle.

If you own a knife-in-handle version of the Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470), please complete the form below and we will ship a Handle Cap, instructions for installing the Handle Cap, and a warning label for the knife-in-handle Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470). It may take a few days to process your information and send you your free Handle Cap, instructions for installing the Handle Cap, and the warning label. We appreciate your patience. In the meantime, make sure to remove the knife from the axe handle before using the Combo Axe (Item # 22-49470).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, but your safety is our primary concern.

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