Citing a potential safety risk, Harbor Freight Tools on Friday recalled 1.1 million of its Gordon Folding Knives. Due to an issue with their locking mechanism, the knives can fail to remain closed, posing a laceration hazard.

The Los Angeles-based company has received seven reports about these knives failing to lock. Of these reports, six resulted in laceration and four required medical attention.

The company recommends that consumers immediately cease using these knives if they own one and return them to a Harbor Freight Tools store. Customers will receive a full refund on their purchase in the form of a $5 gift card.

The Gordon brand folding knives are stainless steel, with black metal handles featuring five cutouts on each side. The knife is about three inches long and the handle also sports a metallic belt clip. The words “Stainless Steel” are printed on one side of the blade, while “China” is printed on the other. Pictures of the items can be seen here.

According to the recall notice, these products sold for roughly $5 dollars at the company’s stores from July 2008 through July 2018. Harbor Freight has over 1,000 locations nationwide.

Harbor Freight Tools can be reached at (800) 444-3353 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, and via email at or at its official website

A knife-wielding suspect was shot and killed by police officers during a confrontation at the Crenshaw mall, Los Angeles. In this photo, a hunting knife is held by an employee at a film and television prop company in London, Dec. 13, 2004. Getty Images/ Ian Waldie