Consumer product recall

American Angler Electric Fillet Knife recalled due to laceration hazard

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American Angler Electric Fillet Knife
Consumer products - Laceration hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the EFK, unplug the unit, and cut the power cord. Contact Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands for a free replacement.

Affected products

This recall involves American Angler Electric Fillet Knives. The EFK is an electric fillet knife designed for filleting fish. The product has either an orange and black handle with a stainless steel 8-inch (20 cm) freshwater blade or a gray and black handle with a titanium-coated 8-inch (20 cm) freshwater blade.  

The affected products are identified by model number 32300 and the following serial numbers:

  • AEK-OBDS-003-1
  • AEK-OB-DS-008-1
  • AMK-KM-DS-003-1
  • AEK-OB-RB-004-1

The model number is printed on the base of the handle of the EFK. The serial number is printed on the packaging of the EFK.


The trigger mechanism on some American Angler Electric Fillet Knife (“EFK”) units can become stuck in the “on” position, posing a potential laceration hazard.

As of December 17, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 23 reports of the trigger mechanism becoming stuck in the “on” position. No injuries have been reported to the company.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the EFK, unplug the unit, and cut the power cord. Contact Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands toll-free at 1-833-656-1147 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email or visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information


Number Sold

The company reported that 630 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 43,215 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from January 2019 to October 2021.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Household items


Wayne/Scott Fetzer Company d/b/a Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands



United States


Weihai Yuanji Outdoor Products Co., Ltd. (RTI)


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