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Blue Ridge utility knives sold exclusively at Target recalled due to laceration hazard

Positec is recalling about 36,250 Blue Ridge utility knives due to a laceration hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recalled utility knife can become unlocked and the blade can protrude only while in the original packaging, posing a laceration hazard.

This recall involves the Blue Ridge Utility Knife with a six-inch retractable blade.  Model number BR922OU is printed on the back of the package. The knife is silver in color with the Blue Ridge logo printed on it.  The packaging is blue and teal with an orange-and-white mountain logo at the top.

Consumers should immediately and carefully inspect the packaging containing the Blue Ridge Utility Knife to determine whether the blade tip is protruding through the package. Carefully remove the knife from the packaging, avoiding the blade tip, and discard the packaging. To apply the repair, secure the knife by retracting and locking the knife in the closed position. Once the knife is removed from the packaging, the knife can be used in typical fashion.

The firm has received two reports of the blade protruding in the original packaging, both resulting in laceration injuries.

The knifes were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at from August 2022 through February 2023 for about $5.

Consumers can contact Positec toll-free at 855-516-3557 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at or online at or and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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