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Consumer product recall

Leatherman Tool Group Inc. Recalls Leatherman Leap Multi-Purpose Tool

Starting date:
November 20, 2014
Posting date:
November 20, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Leatherman Tool Group,  Inc.

Affected products

Leatherman Leap Multi-purpose Tool

Product description

This recall involves the Leatherman Leap multi-tool available in green, blue and red. The words "Leatherman LeapTM" can be seen on the outer casing.

Hazard identified

When the optional blade is at its open position, the lock mechanism can inadvertently release the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

Neither Health Canada, the US CPSC, nor Leatherman Tool Group Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injury.

Number sold

Approximately 60 units were sold in Canada and approximately 8,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2014 to September 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the tool and contact Leatherman Tool Group Inc. for a replacement.

For more information, contact Leatherman toll-free at 1-888-212-2438 Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST or at Leatherman's website and click on 'Safety recall' in the "Support" section at the bottom of the page.

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.